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AGONIST is a Swedish perfume house founded by the creative couple Christine and Niclas Lydeen. Christine has a background in fashion and studied at Studio Bercot in Paris, where due to her French roots she lived and worked before moving back to Sweden where she met Niclas, an art director and visual artist. Today AGONIST is regarded as one of the most sought-after and unique brands within the international niche market of perfumes. The unique and dramatic artistic expressions from AGONIST are derived from the beauty of Scandinavian nature and culture. With a distinct focus on details, artistic expression and sustainability, AGONIST creates unique unisex fragrances based on high-quality ingredients in collaboration with renowned perfumers. Each fragrance is artistically expressed in handcrafted Swedish glass flacons in collaboration with the multi-award-winning glass artist Åsa Jungnelius and the internationally renowned glassworks Kosta Boda, situated in the deep forests of Småland, Sweden. AGONIST challenges both the ancient art of perfume making as well as the traditional craft of glassblowing with their unique and artistic vision. The AGONIST fragrance collection comes in both the Sculpture Line and the Spray Line that can be interpreted as the haute couture/prêt-à-porter editions of each fragrance. The passion for artistic craftwork and sophisticated essences makes AGONIST a unique combination of fascinating fragrances that become true sculptural objects and collector pieces. The latest scent is Blue North, an olfactory fascination dedicated to the big cold of the Nordic countries.