Interstellar Homesick Blues
Heywood's in the spaceship
Mixing up the medicine
Just a lonely astronaut
Thinking bout Vanilla-Coke
In the vastness of space time no longer gets in your way, you do not orbit your sun, you do not count years. Dr. Heywood Floyd was homesick. He longed for the aroma of a cool vanilla Coke. Soon he was flailing in released distillates, lavender flowers and cypress needles, clumps of clay and vanilla beans, memories of distant times, leftovers in little tubes that now reacted exuberantly in the weightlessness of his space shuttle, absolutely everything seemed out of control. The euphoric eucalyptus cypresses, giggling, shot through the capsule, drumming like luminous rain against the thin metal doors, which began to smoke and glow and the rubber joints to stew.
Then, as the vanilla beans hissed and evaporated to form warm clouds, a cola water ice bag burst and sent brownish beads sparkling. For quite a while, the particles raged through the interstellar vehicle like cool colorful flashing particles. Heywood took a nose of clay, climbed into a wooden box of thought, to sink into smoke under vanilla, to disappear on incense sticks in space.
Jump down a wormhole
Light yourself a candle
"Voyager - Rose Bridge" opens with an absolute spectacle of scent molecules. The ethereal green, slightly citrusy cypress is still the most tangible, smoke and metal, sometimes glowing, sometimes cool, are constant troublemakers, incense-like gum notes show up only briefly, the cola aroma is perceptible with some camillic lavender under ground and emerging vanilla, later combines with cypress, bright, fresh and luminous, before the scent retreats more and more to dark wood and light smoke, reminiscent of earthy-sandy incense in the drydown.
Bangkok-based Siam 1928 is a fourth-generation family-run company that became known as a manufacturer of fragrances for Buddhist rituals. Since 2018, they expanded the range with more modern niche fragrances.
(With thanks to Bloodxclat and Soap)