"C" for Men maintains the complex character of the Clive Christian Perfume House enhanced here with treasured Saffron spice and rare Snow Lotus, bringing a dominant spirit and seductive strength throughout the perfume.
Top Notes:White thyme, tea, green leaves, lemon, mate, elemi (resin with honey like, grassy, minty aroma), mandarin
Heart Notes: Jasmine, rose, cardamon, raspberry, cinnamon, clove, cistus (rock rose), saffron, orris,
Base Notes: oudh, amber, cedarwood, tobacco absolute, musk, vanilla, leather, cypress, treemoss, styrax, costus (snow lotus), tonka bean, olibanum (frankincense), guaiacwood
Saffron: Crocus Sativus
Still the most expensive spice in the world and worth its weight in gold, Saffron has been revered since ancient times. Strewn in ancient Greece and Roman courts and theatres the treasured spice was sprinkled on the streets of Rome for Nero's entrance to the city. Adulterers of the treasured spice were condemned to death in Europe's Middle Ages by Henry 8th who held Saffron in the highest regard as a seductive essence.
Smells Like: Described by connoisseurs as reminiscent of metallic honey with grassy or hay-like notes.
Cultivation: Derived from the dried stigmas of the hand collected purple saffron crocus in the autumn, when fully open it takes anything from 70,000 to 250,000 flowers to make one pound of saffron.
Snow Lotus: Costus Saussurea
Displaying great strength through adversity "Mu Xiang" or "Snow Lotus" grows only in the rocky mountains and glaciers near the snowline about 5,000 meters above sea level and is said to promote the movement of Qi and can be used as an aphrodisiac. The legendary snow lotus has magical ability to prolong lifethe inhabitants of Xinjiang have some of the longest life spans in China and the province is home to about four thousand centenarians.
About Clive Christian:
In 1999, Clive Christian took over one of the oldest British perfume houses, The Crown Perfumery. Reviving its original values, he created pure perfumes in complex formulas with the most precious natural ingredients. The vision led to the creation of an extraordinary collection of perfumes, including No.1, which is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most expensive perfume.