Nui Cobalt Ascended Masters Leftovers
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One of the most brilliant minds of the Bletchly Park codebreaking team, Alan was instrumental in The Allies' victory in WWII. He advanced the fields of mathematics, computer science, and poshumously, LGBTQ equality. His scent is a stately, dignified tweed with amber resin, oakwood, sweet pipe tobacco, black tea, and a few scattered rose petals.
From her portrayal of the young Rebel leader in 1977's Star Wars to her poignant personal writings about addiction, Carrie was the very picture of courage. She is credited with the rousing battle cry: "Be afraid and do it anyway." Her scent is layered and complex: opening with bright white grapefruit and kumquat, maturing into spiced blackcurrant and fig preserves, then grounding itself in myrrh resin, tonka, and sandalwood musk.
Working for racial integration and social equality from the age of eleven, Elijah grew up to champion the rights of all oppressed people across the United States as the House Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. His scent is a dynamic portrait of wild bergamot, pink peppercorn, red maple trees in autumn, golden hay, soft suede, and oud.
Lucy Hicks Anderson
An independent, affluent, and well-loved black trans woman, Lucy built an empire of successful brothels in Oxnard, California during the time of Prohibition. She and her husband were subject to harassment and persecution when it was discovered that she had been assigned male at birth. During her trial she stood fast and strong in her identity, saying “I have lived, dressed, acted just what I am, a woman.” Her scent is an ebullient bouquet of Valencia orange, gin and tonic, rich tobacco, Madagascar vanilla and tuberose.
She was the first woman to receive the Nobel prize, the first woman to be appointed to teach at the University of Paris, and one of only two people ever to have won two Nobel Prizes in two distinct sciences. Marie Curie made great advances in physics, chemistry, medicine, and social equality. Her scent is a refined synthesis of bracing pine, fresh petitgrain, mountain springwater, verdant mosses, coriander, and tonka.
Olympe de Gouges
Born into French aristocracy in the 1700s, she was an unexpected champion of human rights. Olympe wrote bold treatises against slavery and sexism that influenced powerful minds in government. She is credited with the prescient statement, "A woman has the right to mount the scaffold. She must possess equally the right to mount the speaker's platform." She was beheaded in 1793. Her scent is a decidedly bourgeois composition of orange flower, rose, sandalwood, bergamot, and violet infused into ivory leather gloves.
Pamela Coleman Smith
She was a black artist and occultist living in turn-of-the-century Europe. Though her name is conspicuously absent, Pamela was responsible for one of the world's most widely recognized and widely distributed works of art: The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck. Her scent harkens back to her youth spent in Jamaica: Pimento, spiced golden rum, pineapple, lime zest, and a wisp of incense smoke.
Prior to her famous bus ride in Montgomery Alabama, Rosa had already been an active member of the NAACP as well as an outspoken advocate for the legal rights of black people. She received countless honors for her Civil Rights leadership, including the Presidential Medal of Honor and the Congressional Gold Medal. Her scent is living dogwood trees, forget-me-nots, lush gardenia, and a subtle background of maplewood smoke.
Simone de Beauvoir
A feminist philosopher, writer, and champion of secular ethics, Simone blazed a trail in the Western world for equality, freedom of thought, and the independent spirit. Her scent is a breezy French lavender accented with lime zest and peach, elegant wood musk, morning fog, and a base of labdanum.
Ain't I a Woman: Sojourner Truth
She was born into slavery in New York, fled to freedom with her daughter, then attained legal custody of her son, becoming the first black woman to successfully sue a white slave owner. She spoke widely as an abolitionist and women's rights activist. Her groundbreaking 1851 speech, later titled "Ain't I A Woman," was delivered at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. Her scent is one of indomitable hope and faith: a sacred incense of amber and sandalwood, Bartlett pears poached with vanilla bean, and a scattering of dry tea and patchouli leaves. Wear this comforting blend for stability and self-assurance.
The Children's Champion: Audrey Hepburn
An icon, an entertainer, and the very epitome of grace, Audrey Hepburn was simply luminous on stage and screen. But it was her tireless effort to with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund that truly revealed her immense heart and humanitarian spirit. Her scent is sheer elegance: Earl Grey tea with a slice of peach, sun-dried teakwood, tonka bean, English pipe tobacco, ecru suede, and just a touch of Bulgarian lavender. Wear this scent to evoke unconditional love and the healing power of kindness.
Insatiable Genius: Ada Lovelace
She was the daughter of infamous poet, Lord Byron and the "princess of parallelograms," Anne Isabella Noel Byron, 11th Baroness Wentworth, so greatness was in her DNA. Her work in mathematics and technology was groundbreaking and she is widely credited with writing the world's first computer program. Ada's perfume is an impeccably English blend of aristocratic roses, white and golden amber, silver leaves of sage, the subtle sweetness of peach nectar and a bright flourish of green mandarin. Wear this scent to stir the intellect and boost creativity.
Iron-Jawed Angel: Alice Paul
A women's rights activist both in Britain and the United States, she founded the National Women's Party and co-wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. Through imprisonment and torture, she and her fellow Suffragists persisted and eventually won voting rights for America's women. Her perfume recalls the dainty floral waters of neroli and violet, ubiquitous at the turn of the century, but is deeply anchored with resolute myrrh, tears of frankincense, and celestial benzoin. Wear this scent for grace under pressure and divine guidance through difficulty.
Master Strategists: The Night Witches
The Soviet Union's 588th Night Bomber Regiment was a formidable foe against the Nazis in WWII. It was also the first all-female regiment, including pilots, ground staff, and crew. Their tactics were as innovative as they were effective, and the German army were so afraid of them that anyone to take down one of their planes was automatically awarded the Iron Cross. Their perfume combines Russia's national symbols, chamomile and white birch grounded in an infusion of saffron, cooled with clary sage, sharpened with subtle anise and clove. Wear this scent to illuminate your intellect and amplify your ingenuity.
The North Star: Harriet Tubman
The woman whom many called "Moses" escaped from slavery, led dozens more to freedom via the Underground Railroad, hundreds more in the raid at Combahee Ferry, and thousands more as a spy for the Union Army in the Civil War. Once slavery had been abolished in the United States, she spent her remaining years in support of women's suffrage. Her scent is an earthy nocturnal blend of vetiver and oakmoss, smoldering copal and frankincense, woodsmoke and steel. Wear this scent to ignite great courage and fierce determination.
Revolutionary Intellect: Emmy Noether
When she was expelled from her university teaching position in Nazi Germany, Dr. Noether brought her unparalleled genius to Bryn Mawr College and Princeton University in the United States. She was lauded by many, including Albert Einstein, Pavell Alexandrov, Hermann Weyl, and Norbert Wiener, as the most important woman in the history of Mathematics. Her scent is sparkling water and sage leaves over fresh blackberry, elderberry, and currant with a featherlight finish of Bavarian creme. Wear this lively scent to sharpen your mind and banish brain fog.
Sworn Enemy of Convention: Hedy Lamarr
Lauded by Hollywood as "the most beautiful woman in the world," Hedy Lamarr's true genius was revealed in her invention of the multi-frequency torpedo guidance system. It wasn't implemented by the US military in WWII as she had intended, but it did lay the foundation for Code Division Multiple Access: the system on which modern cell phone communication is built. Her birthday, November 9th, is now known as Inventor's Day in her home country of Austria. Hers is the scent of Hollywood's Golden Age: sparkling white grapefruit, golden sandalwood, deep amber resin, and fine fur accord. Wear this glamorous scent to reveal your hidden powers and secret strengths.
Tomorrow is Now: Eleanor Roosevelt
She completely reinvented the role of First Lady, trading genteel hospitality for active and outspoken leadership. She stood up for marginalized people, and even after her time in the White House, dedicated her life to social activism as the first United States Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Her perfume is a deep rich mahogany with luxe amber, black tonka bean, delicate white sandalwood, sweet nutmeg, saffron threads and a spritz of bright tangerine. Wear this bold scent when you need a boost of confidence and optimism.
Unbought & Unbossed: Shirley Chisholm
A first-generation American, she was the first black woman to serve in the United States Congress, representing New York's 12th Congressional District. She sought the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, making her the first black person as well as the first woman ever to have done so. Her perfume is a strong and sophisticated spiced tea with raw honey and Barbados sugar sipped among the sunlit roses of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Wear this bracing blend for fortitude, diligence, and a sense of humor in the face of all challenges.
Full sized bottles are stocked at Nui Cobalt. As limited edition collections, these scents will be allowed to sell out.