The perfumer endeavored to purify this material in the extreme to turn it into the key link in the evaporation chain: The initial tangerine notes convey a particular freshness. These top notes mingle with the enigmatic and syrupy character of rum absolute, a link with the sea of patchouli that lies at the heart of the perfume. A substantial measure of cedar and of incense endow the latter with a sensuous and mystical vibration, while touches of modern amber confer a darker side to it. Hints of vanilla and musk tie everything together and soften the sharpness, to tame this brute into a sensuous, magnetic and nonetheless civilized animal! No one had dared use patchouli in such a pure form since the 70s.
While visiting a department store as a child, Bruno Jovanovic discovered perfumery. He decided to make it his living. As a seasoned perfumer at IFF, he advocates Kant's philosophy that "Beautiful is what, without a concept, is liked universally."
3.4 oz./ 100 mL