by Charles Wong
EAU DE PARFUM
Family: Aquatic floral
Perfumer: Richard Asfour
Top: Fig leaves, blackcurrant bud, fresh water, bergamot
Heart: Rice, water lotus, bamboo, rain
Base: Oakmoss, amber, sea minerals, sea moss, freesia
Bearing the same name as his book, Aurora, Charles Wong presents us with a fragrance that symbolizes the expression of his constant pursuit of beauty, French elegance and savoir-faire. A harmonious combination of tranquility, style and well-being, this East meets West fragrance contains many notes that are common/popular in Asia, such as fresh bamboo, water lotus, green florals and watery notes, but they are done up with classic French style.
The first spritz exudes an air of elegance. Fresh notes of water lotus, sea minerals and sea moss whimsically transport us to the bottom of the ocean, into a massive kelp forest where we are greeted by a kaleidoscope of green, blue and golden hues. Vibrant and alive, the oceanic notes are complimented by the addition of rice powder, which lends a soft, creamy texture and gentle sweetness to the fragrance. No doubt that oakmoss aids in giving Aurora its French flair, deepening the aquatic elements and adding that je ne sais quoi that we might expect to find in a classic French perfume.
Each bottle of Aurora is adorned with double velvet ribbon, then sealed with silver-gray wax by Charles himself. Truly a collector's item.