“Frankincense and myrrh are, historically, two of the most valuable ingredients in the world, even more valuable than gold at times and great favourites in the opulent fragrances and incense resins created in the Orient, China, India and throughout the Catholic church. I liked the idea of creating a fragrance from ingredients associated in the West with winter months and fusing their exoticism with a herbaceous blend which helped enrich the characteristics and depth of the fragrance for use all year. Inspiration for the packaging came from incorporating Islamic multi-directional, geometric motifs, acknowledging the art of Indian miniatures from the Mughal period, embracing the ingredients’ original roots.”
- Top notes: Lemon, Orange, Basil, Clary sage
- Middle notes: Myrrh, Chamomile, Pimento Leaf
- Base notes: Frankincense, Lavender, Cedarwood, Sandalwood
- Olfactive family: Oriental
Alcohol denat. (SD Alcohol 40 – B), Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Limonene, Coumarin, Alpha-Iso-Methyl Ionone, Evernia Prunastri Extract, Geraniol, Citronellol, Eugenol, Citral and Benzyl Benzoate.
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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.
What is Difference Between Parfum, EdP, EdC and Aftershave?
Parfum is the strongest concentration of fragrance available. The formula generally contains 20 – 30% of scented perfume ingredient in combination with alcohol and/or water.
Eau de Parfum contains a mildly lower percentage of fragrance, averaging at 15 – 20%. Despite this, it still has significant strength in scent and staying power. A single application has the ability to last an entire working day.
Eau de Cologne contains a high grade of fragrance but at a lower percentage of up to 8%, making it a good option for everyday use.
Aftershave contains the lowest concentration of aromatic essence at around 1 – 3%, with a proportionally higher percentage of alcohol. This is because it serves a different function; aftershave is designed for use after shaving, to disinfect cuts and nicks with the alcohol content, leaving skin disinfected, refreshed and lightly fragranced.
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