September 1877, Port of Marseille, France. In a bedroom in the City of Flesh, a Kashmiri shawl drapes decadently over the bed. Once extremely coveted, the shawls are now out of fashion with the bourgeois, their distinctive patchouli scent a victim of their downfall. Adopted by bohemians and prostitutes, the fragrance mixes with French lavender, musky ambers and exotic balsams. With a new edge, and in the hands of misfits with style, the ‘undesirable’ becomes desired again.
What was once decadent made addictively desirable. A perfume ingredient that changed perfume culture: patchouli essences re-imagined from their 19th century elegance, through their downfall, to our reconstruction.
Top Notes- Calabrian Bergamot essence, Carrot seed essence, Angelica root essence, French lavender essence.
Heart notes- Bulgarian rose essence, Ambrette seed absolute, Akigalawood™, Styrax.
Base Notes- Patchouli (proprietary combination of two fractioned essences), Spanish Cistus concrete, Venezuelan Tonka bean absolute, Tolu balsam.