Adi ale Van is an artistic perfume brand from Romania.
Founded in 2021 by the artist Adi ale Van, in limited series.
Everything is handmade, with perfect attention to detail. The artist’s inspiration comes from the old Romanian traditions, from the old memories of his family, from his people lost in the mists of time.
“The most complex project I have worked on so far, being painted entirely by hand, is inspired by an old church in the village of my childhood, authentic Romanian folklore and the Lord’s Army.
Carrying Saints Tears, you will go back in time, you will smell the old church with a lot of incense lit on the altar and you will be carried through the secular forests of my homeland Romania, like only the Romanian brother with old forest.
The beech wood cover is engraved and has as a model the old barks made in the house of the women from the ethnographic area of Oltenia.
Each lid is hand-painted, patinated and aged as if many generations had passed over it. Each bottle is unique, painted, antiqued, scratched and patinated by hand in several layers.
With this technique I tried to imitate the smoky walls made by burned candles and scratches of an old church, where the time bears his print from Grojdibodu, Olt (Romania).”
-Adi Ale Van.
Each bottle and each box are unique, handmade in Romania, and the imperfections add value to each of them, and reaffirm the pure craftsmanship.
Extrait of forgiveness.
Top notes: elemi oil, frankincense oil, frankincense resinoid and turpentine oil.
Heart notes: myrrh absolute, labdanum absolute and wood wax.
Base notes: Virginian cedar, Atlas cedar, oak moss and woody notes.