Through a well-balanced “woods symphony”, Opus V evokes how deceptive and transformative knowledge can be. Floral and waxy whiffs of Orris Absolute, buttery, and metallic notes of Orris Concrete pushed by Dry Woods and heady fumes of Rhum paint a binary world of black and white numbers, glass shards and data humming behind metal desks while the raw animality of Oud and Civet and the faint aroma of wilting Rose and Jasmine evoke the scent of humans, living together with machines.
Dry and mineral while carnal and soothing, Opus V is a modern tale of societies fragmented by the way knowledge travels in the cyberspace.
Son and grandson of perfumers, Jacques Cavallier is an artist who has turned the landscapes of his native city of Grasse into an inexhaustible source of inspiration. This resulted in a prolific body of work characterised by a strong emphasis on natural materials and a generous and emotional approach that earned him the François Coty Award in 2004, crowning his mastery and creativity.