Perfumery dialect: Amber Oriental
Top notes: basil/tangerine/juniperberry
Heart notes: Atlas cedarwood/pink peppercorn/cardamom/frankincense
Base notes: amber/patchouli/cocoa absolute
Ingredients: Alcohol, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Eugenol.
An Oriental fragrance, according to the world of perfumery, is not one which started life in the East. No, it’s a French early 20th Century vision of an Oriental woman, often Japanese. So when one of our friends wanted a real Eastern fragrance for a real Oriental woman, we went for something rather more unmistakably exotic.Its amber base is made with sticky dark labdanum and soft vanillin. Then we throw the whole spice market at it: frankincense, patchouli, pink pepper, juniper berries, tangerines, holy basil, cedar, cardamon and cocoa, and the scent of freshly squeezed oranges.