For our friends Gill Wing Jewellery in Islington, we occasionally make a special edition fragrance to coincide with their new collecions. In 2019 we made Emerald Wings, and there is a little left over here at the studio.
Its aromatic opening is as fresh as a herb garden: galbanum, rosemary, wormwood and lavender waft plumes of refreshing magic around you. Red mandarin and bergamot feels as if they've been storing Mediterranean sunshine to warm you as they snuggle up closely to your skin. A drop of our precious narcussus absolute intrigues with its unexpected depth and darkness.
Coumarin and Veramoss dissolve into the light top notes to add the traditional fougere tonka-hay-moss-forest accord. Those of you who make fragrances will know that all these materials unacompanied by responsible synthetics would be thoroughly illegal as an eau de pparfum, so you wil be delighted to know that we hve added lightnesss with Hedione, a woody sandalwood note with Sanjinol and general gorgeousness plus longsvity with Iso E Super, which also known by many natural-sounding names to fool worriers into believing that it once was part of a tree. It wasn't, and no trees were harmed in its manufacture.
We have a small number of these left over, so only buy it if you're a fan of really green fougeres. It would be a pity for this emerald butterfly of a fragrances to be consigned to the back of a cupboard.