The iconic architecture of the Rubini packaging is pure rhythm in the flowing of dense and fragile layers and finds its narrative voice in the random flaws of the matter: iroko.
Sacred tree to many African populations, iroko wood is traditionally used to build houses and to make musical instruments, drums included. Each item is a numbered unique artisanal piece, executed entirely by hand to house within two shells the magnetic harmony of Tambour Sacre.
Beating fragrance, evocative of African rhythms that drags you into an olfactory painting. Drums explode in an initial enveloping and evocative rhythm…. The most challenging side of Tambour Sacre is the early, chaotic, pulsating one. We are in Africa, a tribal dance of painted bodies adorned with flowers involves you in the pathos of the ritual, until you get lost in yourself in the roaring rhythm. With its hypnotic power, Tambour Sacre is the smell of Ethiopia, vivid colors, feet beating on African red earth. Above an overdose of mysore sandalwood, an enchanting construction of African resins, opoponax myrrh and benzoin is revealed. The sweetness of tonka bean and coffee conceal a precious tuberose.The spicy vibrancy of cardamom and cinnamon makes this a rich and pulsating fragrance.