Diane St. Clair - St. Clair Scents
Diane: The inspiration for our two perfumes, Pandora and Eve, is the painting “Pandora” (1896) by the Pre-Raphaelite artist, John William Waterhouse.
Showing Pandora as she opens the forbidden box, the artist captures her curious, innocent expression against the backdrop of a dark, sinister forest. The stories of Pandora and Eve, who reached for the forbidden apple, have much in common. Both came to symbolize women who were punished for disobeying orders and acting on their impulses towards curiosity. We believe that women who challenge the rules and follow their curiosity are striving towards creativity, innovation and independence. Thus, these perfumes are part of our “Audacious Innocence” collection.
Pandora and Eve are “sister” formulas, sharing most of the same notes. The darker elements of Pandora, reflected in Waterhouse’s painting, make this scent the “yang” to Eve’s “yin”.
Dave: Ripe apple and rooty orris butter shadowed by blooming lilac and spiced, woody vetiver - resinous and rich with opoponax and labdanum. Dark seduction.
Pandora Notes: Apple accord, cedrat heart, bergamot, mandarin red, tomato leaf, orris butter, lilac accord, Bulgarian and Turkish rose absolute, ylang ylang, jasmine sambac, carrot seed, oakmoss, double distilled vetiver, tonka, woods, musk, opoponax absolute, and labdanum natural extraction.
“Pandora” (1896) by John William Waterhouse