Family: Oriental floral
Perfumer: Eugene Au, Emrys Au
Top: Neroli, violet leaf, tea
Middle: Iris, orris, rose, leather, saffron, mignonette
Base: Patchouli, vetiver, cacao, sandalwood, amber, vanilla, ambrette, musk
Different from Auphorie's usual Eastern-influenced style and free from any name-suggested cultural relations, N°15 portrays freedom in artisan perfumery, where there is neither boundary nor theme. It features one of the perfumers' favorite ingredients--natural orris butter, which gives the extrait a soft and plush sensation. "We just create as we wish. This is what N°15 is." --Auphorie
We would describe the fragrance as floral with a mysterious musky-woody backbone. Leans towards the modern-vintage category. Seamlessly blended, it isn't easy to pick out individual notes. Rather than going the lipstick and powder, or even rooty, route with orris butter, the butter here serves to provide an olfactory texture that is sumptuous and creamy, creating a lush flower garden; serene but with a sense of opulence. One thing's for sure: the color of the juice does not denote an aquatic fragrance--far from it.