Spring of 1902: the Vienna Secession hosts an exhibition dedicated to Ludwig Van Beethoven, who is worshipped as a visionary hero among the newly formed utopian group of artists.
For this occasion, Gustav Klimt creates a monumental, 34-meters long cycle of paintings that stretches across three walls. It marks a turning point in the artist’s oeuvre and is later considered to be his most important project, as well as a milestone of Viennese Art Nouveau.
The Frieze, a visualization of mankind’s struggle for happiness, is an allegory of Beethoven’s groundbreaking Ninth Symphony.
Elysion takes its inspiration from the “ideal realm” on the right wall of the Beethoven Frieze. It's a fragrance as intangible as Klimt’s golden vision of the Elysian Fields: “an ideal realm, wherein alone we can find pure joy, pure happiness, pure love.”
It wears like a subtle, immaterial cloak of bright light, verdant freshness and subdued florality.
cedrate, angelica Root, fig leaf, red pepper, mimosa absolue, anis, water jasmin, Iso E Gamma, amber, musk, cedar