The Dali perfume created in 1983 was heavily influenced by Salvador Dali's wish to create a fragrant tribue to the great love and inspiration of his life, his wife Gala.
Modelled on his 1981 painting Apparition of the face of Aphrodite of Knidos, the heavily styled glass bottle features the frosted lips of Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty) and a statuesque nose as the lid with a humorous nod to the five senses. The Aphrodite of Knidos was a 4th century BC statue famed for its beauty and was widely copied throughout the ancient world, it is this model of classical beauty that Dali invokes.
Still very close to the original formula (despite the new IFRA's regulations) elegant and refined Dali opens with green and citrus top notes of bergamot and clove before a complex floral heart emerges.
Using Gala's favourite flower; rose as a prominent heart note Dali invokes the big and bold fragrances of the 80's. Soapy powdery aldehydes create a sparkling effect, alongside a bouquet of jasmine and mimosa.
Frankincense, sandalwood, patchouli and oakmoss create a sophisticated warm and balmy dry down that gives Dali its spicy floral chypre character. A classic with a surreal twist.
Dali is available in two different concentrations: parfum and parfum de toilette. Parfum de toilette is similar to Eau de Parfum in concentration and sillage, for ease of classification Bloom are referring to Dali as an Eau de Parfum.
Perfumer: Alberto Morillas