HERMAN IX

Artist and tattooer,
based in Moscow.

© 2019 HERMAN IX
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"9" is the first perfume of FROG SKIN PARFUM and Russian tattooer HERMAN IX; it is inspired by the ritual of tattooing. It is comprised of two bottles with different fragrances based on tactile and aromatic sensations of a tattoo session.

The first fragrance – TRANSFER – is an aroma reference to a conventional sanitizer used by a master to sterilize skin in the beginning of a tattoo session. The second bottle – BLACK INK – with matt ink effect contains a scent of black ink and aroma of prepared skin. The two aromas combined form a fragrance couple which synthesizes sensual experience of participation in a full-scale tattoo session but without sensation of pain.

If the fragrances themselves are intended for tattoo owners, the package recreates the session ritual from masters’ point of view. The package of "9" uses the same materials – metal, packing paper, sterile cases for bottles.