Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
Coming Fall 2020
The Harmonist created The Prequel Collection as an homage to this heavenly pair, two forces and energies responsible for all life as we know it.
All ancient philosophies and religions contemplate two opposing forces that require each other to thrive. Since the beginning of time, humans have looked to the sun and the moon for inspiration and enlightenment.
Sometimes described as Yin and Yang, feminine and masculine, black and white, giving and receiving, these seemingly contradictory forces are, in fact, complementary and cannot exist without each other—indeed, nor can we, as the sun provides light and energy to all living things, while the moon regulates the ocean tides and has a cyclical influence on our life and our bodies.
Chinese Cosmology holds that these two forces Yin and Yang gave birth to the five elements—water, earth, wood, metal, and fire—that are the building blocks of the universe.
Moon Glory and Sun Force, the two fragrances of the Prequel Collection, were inspired by this dyad. They are essential to each other, like matter and spirit, yet different and they each have stories to tell.
Moon Glory channels the Yin energy of the moon, with floral and resinous notes that appeal to the passionate aspects of its masculine counterpart, while Sun Force is infused with citrus, exotic woods, and rose, a Yang energy to charm its romantic, feminine partner.