Catching The Wave Off Kanagawa: Maison Margiela Sailing Day EDT

Pay tribute to Hokusai's iconic Great Wave Off Kanagawa painting and celebrate the experience the seaside with Sailing Day EDT.


The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave, is a woodblock print created by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai in the early 1830s. It is considered one of the most iconic images in Japanese art and has become a symbol of Japan's artistic and cultural heritage.

Hokusai was a prolific artist who worked in a variety of mediums, including painting and woodblock printmaking. The Great Wave is part of a larger series of prints called Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which depicts the iconic mountain from various angles and in different seasons.

The Great Wave depicts a giant wave, with Mount Fuji in the background, threatening to engulf three boats full of fishermen. The image is striking and dramatic, with the wave towering over the boats and the fishermen struggling to stay afloat. The print is notable for its use of contrasting colors, particularly the deep blue of the wave and the white of the foam.

The Great Wave was initially printed in small numbers for a mass market audience, and it quickly became popular. It was eventually exported to Europe, where it had a significant impact on the development of Western art, particularly the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements. The print influenced artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet, who were fascinated by the composition and color of the image.

Like the European Impressionist artists, the rest of the world today are equally taken by Hokusai’s skilful depiction of Mt Fuji, and continue to share in the appreciation of his art.


Maison Margiela Replica Sailing Day EDT


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Maison Margiela Sailing Day is a unisex fragrance that embodies the spirit of the sea. It was launched in 2019 as part of the Replica collection, which aims to recreate the scents of specific moments and places. Sailing Day is inspired by the fresh and invigorating scent of a day spent on a sailboat, with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.

The fragrance opens with a burst of bracing sea salt, which is complemented by zesty citrus notes of bergamot and lemon. As the scent develops, it reveals a heart of aromatic lavender and spicy pink pepper, with a subtle hint of driftwood. The base notes are a combination of warm ambergris, musk, and a touch of sea moss, which gives the scent a slightly salty edge.

Overall, Sailing Day is a fresh, clean, and uplifting scent that is perfect for spring and summer. It is light and airy, with a subtle aquatic quality that evokes the feeling of being out on the open water. The fragrance is also long-lasting and has a moderate sillage, so it will stay with you throughout the day without being overpowering.

Maison Margiela Replica’s Sailing Day is a beautifully crafted fragrance that captures the essence of a day spent sailing. It is fresh, clean, and uplifting, with a subtle aquatic quality that makes it perfect for warm weather. If you're looking for a scent that will transport you to Hokusai’s Great Wave, Sailing Day is the fragrance for you. 


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