“Ambery notes are a very important theme in the work of any perfumer. Constructing a modern amber is no easy task, though. You want it to be voluminous without being heavy, very warm without being too sweet, very sensual without being dirty.
Pairing the usual suspects of vanilla, rockrose (Cistus ladanifer) and frankincense with rich floral notes was the easy part: I wanted this oriental ambery fragrance to be acrobatic and exaggerated, yet refined, so I contrasted the accord with juicy mandarin and crisp cypress essence.
A slightly retro feeling invades us: the image of a mysterious lady walking in the dark streets of Paris during the Roaring Twenties come to mind... It's midnight and she leaves behind a trail of seduction, tantalizing and sinful... or was the man she seduced the wearer and his fragrance just impregnated her fringed dress?"