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Eau De Parfum

Euphorium Brooklyn

Country of Origin: United States

Fragrance Family: Woody Oriental

Style: Unisex

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CILICE by Euphorium Brooklyn is sourced from the finest rare oils, tinctures and absolutes using the traditional euphoria komodo process. Handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY. CILICE features incense, beeswax, sweet balsam, wounded wood and leather accord.

Euphorium Brooklyn reimagines Victorian-era perfumery. Based on historical detail, fiction and non-fiction merge in this strange tale of three perfumers from the 1860′s. CILICE is the first chapter of this journey. Perfumer Monsieur Etienne Chevreuil created an immersive art form he called, “Tableaux Olfactif ” in which he would perfume an empty salon to recreate a specific environment and scene that would unfold over time and be told by scent and scent alone.

With CILICE, Etienne sought to capture and convey the sensuality of the environment and intensity of emotion when a young nun is encountered in her cloistered cell. An intimate and ecstatic moment is observed as she becomes transcendent.

“Velvet curtains, crisp linen, dusty gilt, crumbling plaster and parchment are exalted to a subtle perfume by warm shafts of sunlight. As fragrant tears are drawn from the wounds of ancient Agarwood, Benzoin and Olibanum trees, the Cilice releases a purer self that transcends her suffering. Bound tight by soft leather, a note of rusted metal sinks into deeper notes of warm skin and animal musk to discipline the flesh and release the soul. Her sweet release, an ecstatic moment of extreme emotion and sensation is captured in the deepest memory of scent. A child of the little flower, I now know her Ecstasy of Devotion…I am at once both soothed and intrigued by the dry air that carries in its memory a myriad of fragrant notes that weave an exquisite tapestry of incense, wax, wood and leather. Patiently crafted by countless wisps of rich incense, the patina of time is lifted by the soft, effusive light of sweet beeswax candles. Something darker, both sensual and primitive, compels a deeper breath.”
– Perfumer Etienne Chevreuil.  The Ecstasy of Devotion (1856)

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Fragrance Notes:
Benzoin, Labdanum, Frankincense, Elemi, Leather, Beeswax, Angelica, Cistus, Clove, Honey, Papyrus, Cloister Liquor, Ambergris, Oud, Cedar, Coumarin, Birch Tar, Castoreum

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Save the date! Sunday, April 13th 1-7 67 West St. Greenpoint Loft
Greenpointers Spring Market : Ill have beautiful new framed Photo Prints and Cards from the Petal Series. Hope to see you there!

Petal series Card Talfoto


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New Shoot In Studio

Look Book I shot in studio for the talented designer XC Tang
Model Amy @ Major Models, MUA Hair- Jennifer Nam

 Deer + Champagne

New Year’s Champagne toast to @VandalNYC babymegatron in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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Photo Tal Shpantzer Model Kira McDonald @WilhelminModels, De‪signer Monika novakova, Hair Mua Morgann

Photo Tal Shpantzer

Model Jersey Banks, MUA Masha Gvozdov, Styling Carolyne B

Im exited to say I shot a music video, for an amazing track titled “Sophie” by Venste.

These photos were photos taken between shooting the video. I had so much much fun shooting moving image I am exited to continue shooting more music vids, and film projects.

White Gallery  in Japan will be exbiting Ayaka Nishi’s Jewelry Collections this May. Congrat’s Ayaka!

Photos I shot of her collection will also be on display. Exiting that the photos are making it to Japan’s White Gallery, with Ayaka‘s creations.

My beloved partner in crime’s Video piece for Ayaka will be presented.

here is a look at Ayak’s video, shot in our Greenpoint, Brooklyn studio: By Stephen Dirkes:

<iframe src=”;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&#8243; width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″></iframe><p><a href=”″>Ayaka Nishi Jewelry Collection</a> from <a href=””>stephen dirkes</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Shooting the Disney -Pirates of The Caribbean Signature collection for Hayden-Harnett was a joy. Designer Tony Hacker was a pleasure to work with, and I was thrilled to have her in my Greenpoint Brooklyn studio, styling the shoot alongside my team, Brit Cochran on hair & makeup, Stephen Dirkes -on Lighting and music- live DJ set, which set the mood for a fun Disney Signature HH collection shoot, with our fave model muse Kim Mutalova.I was later hired to shoot HH spring collection, of silk scarfs, cuffs and Toni Hacker’s new Jewelery pieces- handmade in Brooklyn, creating a natural and fresh clean look. Collection drops May 1st! Limited editions of 50! Disney Signature -HH collaboration.Photographer Tal Shpantzer, model Kim Mutalova with designer/owner Toni Hacker

Formosa Quartet flew in to NYC for this shoot. The Quartet Members Jasmine Lin, Stefan Milenkovich, Che-Yen Chen, and Ru-Pei Yeh are so extremely talented and inspiring, they have already established themselves as leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians. With degrees from the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory, the Curtis Institute of Music, they have performed in major venues around the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America, and have held title positions in the New York, Belgrade, San Diego and Cincinnati Symphonies.It was a blast shooting these world renowned musicians. Special thanks to Al Arundel at Sweetleaf cafe in LIC for hosting us, and to my friend Bert Esenherz for connecting us.It was a treat for cafe goers as I directed the members to play their instruments for a shot in the back space and they started to play a beautiful piece that filled the cafe, It was so enchanting, no one wanted the music to stop.

I love that my Water Lilies photo postcard, is still on display at Hayden-Harnett Boutique, in Greenpoint.

I recently visited their Boutique to style our Bullet Proof shoot. It was hard to choose, I am not a stylist..

I worked with HH on their swimwear catalog last year, & was inspired for the “Bullet Proof” Shoot by their “Blake” Dress, from the Hayden Harnett 2010 Spring Summer Collection I knew it would be a perfect fit for our ‘Spy’, & for the slick Red Ferrari!.

My Water Lilies photo Postcard, On Display at Hayden Harnett

Owner /Designer Toni Hacker & Creative director Mimi Eayrs, at HH headquarters

Hard to choose a Handbag to match A red Fararri, Holding the HH -Welles Mini Hobotote

In the end we decided to go with the Allen HandBag:

My photos from Bullet Proof: Model Alex Geerman In Marlon Gobels Bullet Proof suit

Screen grab from shoot -The Inspiring red Dress By Hayden Harnett, with Marlon Gobels-Bullet Proof Jumpsuit and Eufemia Jacket.

Tuxedo Jumpsuit: Marlon Gobel, Bullet Proof Rose Brooch: Tobias Wong

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Agent X, Alex Geerman

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