The world of anime is not just limited to the visuals on screen. As many fans can attest, the deeper essence of our beloved Studio Ghibli films can now be experienced in the most whimsical way possible – through scent! With the Studio Ghibli name echoing through beauty aisles, they’ve recently cast a spellbinding new venture into the realm of fragrances. In partnership with the renowned fragrance brand Fernanda, the iconic animation studio introduces anime-inspired perfumes that whisk fans into the heart of their favorite Ghibli tales.
Hayao Miyazaki, the genius behind the captivating worlds of Studio Ghibli, may have bid adieu with his final film, “The Boy and The Heron“. Yet, Studio Ghibli isn’t allowing the cinematic enchantment to fade. Drawing deep from their rich tapestry of narrative, they’ve crafted fragrances that mirror the captivating environments and emotions associated with their leading heroines.
First on this olfactory odyssey is “Maria Regale“, a tribute to “Kiki’s Delivery Service“. One whiff and you’re instantly transported to Kiki’s countryside haven, surrounded by a medley of pear, jasmine, and the quintessential Lily of the Valley. It’s nostalgia in a bottle, evoking memories of Kiki’s youthful escapades.
“Whisper of the Heart” fans, prepare to be enraptured by a tea-infused aroma reminiscent of quaint afternoon soirees. This fragrance, with its harmonious blend of black tea, yuzu, and a hint of amber, offers a serene pause, mirroring the heartwarming tales that Ghibli so beautifully narrates.
Lastly, for those who have meandered through the enchanting corridors of “Howl’s Moving Castle“, the “White Bouquet” scent beckons. A fragrant amalgamation of rose, cedar wood, and lily, it’s like stepping into Howl’s coveted secret garden – mysterious, beautiful, and deeply moving.
If you’re itching to drench yourself in these anime-inspired perfumes, they’ve been enchanting shelves since late July, retailing at an alluring price of approximately $15 USD per bottle. International aficionados might need a dash of patience, as procuring these treasures might entail a journey through secondary markets.
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