I'm a huge Kubrick fan and I'm especially obsessed with the atmosphere of dread that he creates in The Shining. The spotless bathroom in Room 237 is one of the spookiest places in film history—conjured without creepy elements, but instead with a bizarre color scheme of supernatural green, a clean shower curtain, bright lights, and an almost threatening cleanness.
Color and fragrance are deeply connected for me, so I began by exploring unusual green notes like fleabane. I also did some research into men's vintage fragrances that might have been worn at the Overlook hotel in the 20's.
My goal was to create something uncanny: familiar but strange. I also wanted it to be very wearable and to create an atmosphere around someone that might not register as "fragrance" but more as a slightly unusual, but clean, scent; a true olfactory signature.