“Learning about the beginnings of perfumery and celebrating the rare ingredients and rituals and traditions that have captivated the Arab and Indian worlds for generations led to the creation of Dark Rose. I wanted to create a very rich and intense interpretation of rose, a bold, complex and mysterious fragrance that was a far cry from traditional Western rose interpretations. I embraced Middle Eastern attarine extraction techniques and incorporated many of the rare and prestigious ingredients these cultures traditionally use but combined them in a way that would be understood and interpreted in the West.”
- Top note: May Chang
- Middle notes: Rose of Taif, Saffron Extract, Lily
- Base notes: Cambodian Agar Wood (Oudh), Musk, Cedarwood
- Olfactive family: Woody, Oriental
Alcohol denat. (SD Alcohol 40 – B), Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Alpha-Iso-Methyl Ionone, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, BHT, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Citral.
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How to apply/how much?
Our fragrances come as a cologne spray, which enables a simple spritz application to the skin; whether that be to the wrists, neck, chest, inner elbow – the choice is yours. Equally the amount applied is personal choice, the higher the application the stronger the scent. The quality and high concentration of our colognes allow for less use to obtain the desired strength of scent.
In some cultures through history, particularly seen in the middle east, perfume is infused into clothing and hair through scented smoke. The concept of scenting clothing as well as the skin has travelled, and a more accessible approach is to simply spray a perfume directly onto your clothing.
Can it be worn by men and women?
Of course. Traditionally, perfume was not gender specific. The separation of fragrance for men and women was a marketing ploy crafted in America in the 1960’s, to encourage more men to buy into the idea of wearing fragrance, as societal attitudes at the time considered the wearing of perfume to be a feminine trait. In reality the notes in perfume should come down to personal taste, with no legitimate reason for this to be defined by gender, especially in the modern context where equality is key.
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