Tragedy takes its name, shapes and contents from Dionysian rites: “tràgos” = “billy-goat” and “oidè” = “song” refer to the goat (that was holy to the Greek divinity Dionysus) and the goat masks worn during the actors’ performances. All these things drive us to O’DRIÙ’s Satyricon: darkness and seduction of the senses are still the moods, but this time the Dionysian issues are those positive – fertility, creativity and vitality – the destructive and nihilistic ones no more.
Satyricon is a fragrance inspired to vital energy, pleasure, amusement, to the creative power of transgression and rules breaking, that the satyr symbolizes, and the literary work “Satyricon” defined for evermore. Indeed the perfume Satyricon takes its suggestions from the immortal masterpiece of Petronius Arbiter and from artworks it inspired, from painting to sculpture, up to Fellini’s movies with its decadent and surreal mood, and to Pasolini, that conceived his “Petrolio” as a “modern Satyricon”.
“We trained hard smelling MYRRH... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams of CARNATIONS and CEDAR, we would be reorganized with a touch of CAMOMILLA to be quite. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, using VANILLA and WOODS; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of SMOKING BETULLA, the illusion of a PLUM, the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization, as SAGE, COCOA and CUMIN. Let’s fuck!”
Myrrh, carnations, cedar, camomilla, vanilla, woods, smoking betulla, plum, sage, cocoa, cumin