by Euphorium Brooklyn
EAU DE PARFUM
Family: Oriental gourmand
Perfumer: Stephen Dirkes
Notes: Blood orange, geranium, labdanum, honey, cocoa, cream, vanilla, amber, tobacco, benzoin, gurjun balsam, patchouli, vetiver, musk
A sumptuous fragrance, opening with the luminosity of tangy blood orange and geranium. Nutty balsams, creamed amber, honeyed fruits and subtle earthy nuances swirl gracefully together to create a plush texture like the white flesh of a young coconut. At times, we even get a little burnt sugar, reminding us of an ornate gilded and burnished frame that houses the portrait of a grande dame. It's a decadent and optimistic fragrance; another example of the perfumer's skill in creating wonderfully complex gourmands.
INSPIRATION – PERFUMER CHRISTIAN ROSENKREUZ
“Robber Baron mansions of the Gilded Age temper scarlet Victorian decadence with the arched symmetry of gothic revival. Sumptuous velvet and richly patterned brocades make plush undulations. Carved wood ornate, embellished, and gilded shimmers in restless fretwork and provides the smooth ground for a complex sensual interplay of texture.” – A Sensual Application of the Principles of Architecture and Design, Christian Rosenkreuz (1853)