Addictive Arts from the iconic Clive Christian invites you to uncover the artistry of pure perfume hedonism with the new launch of the Jump Up And Kiss Me pair.
The most cutting-edge perfume offering in the Clive Christian portfolio, Addictive Arts is inspired by tales penned by Britain’s literary greats who were inspired in their craft to explore the most heightened sense of human emotions.
Both fuel and subject of their passions, these texts discuss their most base and extreme states of mind, their most indulgent emotions, translated into pure perfume pleasure using a concoction of stimulating and addictive ingredients and an untraceable ground-breaking Addictive Fusion - bespoke to Clive Christian. This fusion is responsible for the dark heart of the perfumes with wormwood, poppy and cacao leaves for a truly obsessive perfume experience.
The Jump up and Kiss Me pair are truly iconic perfumes, inspired by England’s greatest playwright and a true classic - William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A play where the line between reality and dreams is blurred in a mythical forest and where the most innocent looking of flowers can cause you to fall in infatuating love with whomever or whatever you first set eyes on. Capturing the sheer ecstasy of all consuming love - this is Jump up and Kiss Me. A story of Ecstatic indulgence and Hedonistic reckless abandon.
Jump Up and Kiss Me - Ecstatic
A sultry overdose of Tuberose, symbolic of dangerous love, combines with indulgently creamy sandalwood.
Jump Up and Kiss Me – Hedonistic
A smouldering aphrodisiac brew blends steaming Mate Tea with smoking Tobacco- creating an irresistible dependency.
Clive Christian x Nikolay Koshelev
Bringing a magical realm to the eternally captivating story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the inspiration behind Jump Up and Kiss Me, artist Nikolay Koshelev has created two fictional depictions for this stunning pair of perfumes.
Having studied the monumental arts at the Moscow Academy, which included rigorous training in Russian and Italian techniques of fresco, mosaic and large-scale sculpture, history lies at the foundation of Koshelev’s practice. These traditional foundations, however, converge with Nikolay’s later MFA training at the New York Academy of Art and erstwhile life as graffiti artist on the streets of Moscow, creating a singular approach to world-building within a contemporary lens.
“I was immediately drawn to the project and knew we could create something beautiful together, I imagined a mystical forest beside an ocean, something like a portal- a moment of mysticism and magic. I was inspired to clothe these complicated perfumes in a visual form.”
Falling in love with these unique perfumes and their incredible complexity, Nikolay combined his deep interest of scene craft with his classic technique of oil painting on canvas in multiple layers (allowing, in the artist’s own words, “for them to breathe”). The result is two surreal fictional landscapes crafted for this enigmatic perfume pair, a backdrop to tell their story.
Discover the Jump Up and Kiss Me pair in stores and online now, exclusive to Skins Cosmetics.