Top Notes: Saffron, Apple, Bay Leaf
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Bucchu, Fir Balsam
Base Notes: Leather, Amber, Oud, Ambergris*, Tonka Bean, Musk*
*Synthetic notes. MGP do not use animal products.
OMEN is an olfactive voyage to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, where the Oracle Pythia was delivering her ambiguous prophecies in a state of divine trance. Composed by perfumer Miguel Matos under the creative direction of Manos Gerakinis, OMEN is the osmosis of the two men’s artistic sensibilities into one deep, mysterious, unexpected perfume. The fragrance sways between sunlit realism and dreamlike haze with a combination of crisp fruitiness, aromatic herbalcy, grounding woods, and ambery leather.
OMEN reflects the beauty of the Delphic landscape, incorporating treasures of Greek nature (bay leaf, saffron), as well as nods to the surrounding forest (fir balsam), the mountain breeze (musks), and the nearby sea (ambergris). Inspired by the maxim “Know Thyself” that was inscribed on the Temple, OMEN is an invitation to challenge one’s preconceptions, and explore new facets – of perfumes, and of one’s own self.
Made in Greece with plant based alcohol.
Alcohol Denat, Parfum (Fragrance), PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool.
Miguel Matos is a self taught perfumer working in collaboration with C de la Niche, with which he has created over 70 fragrances for international niche brands. He has been a finalist of the Art and Olfaction Awards three times (one of them in 2022 with Omen, created for Manos Gerakinis), having won the award in 2020 in the Independent category. Miguel is a writer and editor of Fragrantica.com and he published a book on perfumes and the zodiac. As a writer, his work has been recognized by the Fragrance Foundation and the Perfumed Plume Awards several times. He has a list of olfactory art exhibitions, including Making the Body Think, in Los Angeles, at the Institute for Art and Olfaction. He currently lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He loves cats, techno music and Italian food.