Frederic William Burton's “Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs” is Ireland’s most loved painting and has inspired me to create an evocative, gender neutral Eau de Parfum exclusive to the National Gallery Shop.
Irish born Burton had a scent aversion to oil paints which is why he chose to paint this vibrant work in watercolour. Due to its delicate nature, the painting can only be viewed twice weekly at the National Gallery, which only adds to the mystique surrounding this captivating piece.
To encapsulate the spirit of this romantic painting in scent form, Quinn has created a conceptual scent Páis, meaning passion in Irish, and draws from essences popular in Medieval perfumery like Cloves, Myrrh, Cinnamon and Rose along with notes of leather and a hint of metal...a nod to Hildebrand's battle attire.
The finished scent is an intermingling of the lovers longing embrace....inhaling each other deeply before they are forced to part.
Notes of Vintage rose, ancient oud, vetiver, guaiacwood, frankincense and tonka bean
Stockist: Exclusively sold at the National Gallery of Ireland shop