"Carmen" Reed Diffuser (Tobacco & Orange Blossom)
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Carmen Reed Diffuser (Tobacco & Orange Blossom)
Inspired by Georges Bizet’s brilliant opera, Carmen, this luxury home fragrance reed diffuser is infused with a blend of various scents related to the piece: the cassie flower on Carmen’s blouse, the tobacco leaves she rolls into cigars and the orange blossoms of Seville where the story takes place.
The fragrance, created by perfumer Philippe Poissonnier, evaporates smoothly over three months. Replace the stems regularly for a more intense diffusion of the fragrance.
Presented in an exquisite black glass container. Comes in a black and gold decorative box featuring a vintage image of a palm like that read by the gypsy, Carmen.
Olfactory score: Cassie flower, tobacco leaves, orange flower, jasmine
Reflective of the Met’s ever-popular production of Bizet’s masterpiece.
- Black glass bottle: 2.25” W x 6” H (10.5” H with reed)
- 180 ml
- 12-week olfactory diffusion
- Sturdy black & gold decorative box
- Perfumes from Grasse
- Made in France
Georges Bizet’s Carmen, which takes place in and around Seville, Spain tells of the downfall of a soldier, Don José, seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his sweetheart and his military duties for Carmen, yet loses her love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage.
Among the best-known of all operatic arias are Carmen’s “Habanera” from Act 1, sung by the title character and the toreador’s song, “Votre toast” in Act 2, performed by the matador Escamillo.
On January 9, 1884, Carmen was given its first Metropolitan Opera performance. Thereafter it was quickly incorporated into the Met's regular repertory. By the beginning of its 2018/2019 season the Met had performed Carmen well-over a thousand times.
Though the March 3rd,1875 world premiere at the Opéra Comique in Paris was a scandal, Carmen, soon became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world. Three months after its 33rd performance, Bizet died suddenly at the age of 37 never knowing how immensely popular Carmen would become.
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