The novels theme of decadence and fallaciousness are explored through the perfume, altering perceptions of what is real. Against Nature is a blur between the natural and the artificial, ultimately echoing an alternate beauty.
This gender neutral fragrance uses the scent of a freshly broken sapling mixed against the notes of metal, lacquer and blood.
The perfume echoes the novels themes, using a mixture of natural and artificially fragrance oils resonating the struggle between imitation and reality.
For Against Nature, Timothy Han has collaborated with New York artist Rafael Melendez to create a series of illustrations which have then been digitally manipulated to reflect the protagonist’s fascination with recreating the natural as artificial.
Rafael Theodore Melendez is an American artist and a rare and out-of-print book collector, born and raised in California’s Central Valley. Melendez is best know for his minimal “anti culture” line drawings of anthropomorphic beings in otherworldly landscapes. His work has been shown in galleries and museums in New York City, San Francisco, London and a host of other metropolitan cities.