The entirety of this rich, labyrinthian novel is told on a single day from within the steamy stone walls of Friedrichsbad, a spring-fed, Roman-style bathhouse on the edge of The Black Forest in the seemingly serene German village of Baden-Baden. The story, told in alternating chapters by two esoteric protagonists, follows the bathers as they follow each other from pool to pool through the seventeen distinct stages of the bathhouse. As the heat and dehydration intensifies so, too, does the narration, until hundreds of years of lascivious history bubble to the surface and are callously scrubbed away in this bold debut by newcomer Warren Hahn.
Imaginary Authors developed this fragrance exclusively for Spruce Apothecary, a modern apothecary shop that debuted in Portland’s West End promenade Union Way in the Fall of 2013.
WHEN TO WEAR: A daytime scent to wear to work when you’d prefer to be at the spa. Keep a bottle with you to feel elegant and tranquil. Spray liberally after a bath or shower anytime of the year.