Gardenia must be created as no natural oil exists. Along with green notes and tuberose, it has a striking rhubarb scent given by styrallyl acetate.
Green Violet Leaf
from Egypt and France
All violet leaves are green but we thought it best to separate clearly the leaf from the distinct violet flower. Noble violet leaf absolute smells like it looks, densely green and earthy.
Pleasingly; it smells as exotic as it sounds. Floral, but with a dessert/cocktail like vanilla/banana note.
Magnolia flower oil's multifaceted nature inspired a fragrance of its own in MAGNOLIA HEIGHTS. It has a fruity top note reminiscent of overripe peaches; a jasmine like body; and a velvet soft dry-down.
A different genus to its grandiflorum counterpart, with tighter, bud like flowers that open only at night and are used to make jasmine tea. The darkly coloured absolute is less honeyed and more earthy than regular jasmine, with a hint of orange flower.
Super crisp, clean and dry wood.
Musks are colourless, synthetic and contrary to what some people will lead you to believe, will not mysteriously attract members of the opposite sex. Nevertheless they are pretty miraculous; giants of the molecule world (about the limit to how large a molecule we can detect) they are very handy for adding staying power and feel to a fragrance.
For CRUSHING BLOOM, extensive trialing was undertaken to find a musk blend that gave a seductive, silk like feel on dry down which also complimented the fragrance’s floral notes. Three of the noblest musks were chosen: ambrettolide, exaltenone and muscenone. For MAGNOLIA HEIGHTS, despite starting with a different blend originally, we reverted back to same three after blind trialling, albeit in different ratios.