| AN INTIMATE OUD |
ORIGINAL MICROBATCH for Valentine's Day 2019. only 60 mls made.
An oblation of fleshy fruits, intoxicating flowers, and sacred, rare oud.
An intimate poem weaving its way along the skin, Noude evolves as you and your lover become warmer, closer, entangled.
Whetting the appetite, juicy mango opens - a fleeting charm, a flirt, followed by blood orange and the pure elegance of coffee flower. An appetizer to seduce the senses. Rising temperatures reveal the intricate, lush bouquet of exotic, intoxicating champaca flowers - an invisible lei around the neck. Pure Turkish rose petals are sprinkled along the satin sheets, while bright and blissful neroli sings her perfect song. Jasmine grandiflorum with her sultry, seductive ways, adds roundness and temptation. As the bold florals settle, the oud slowly emerges. Patient, honest, deep, provocative. Vulnerable and animalic, fruity and musky, an astonishing, irreplicable drydown. Lingering as lovers do, somewhere between lust and worship.
Style: Fruity Floral, Oud - please sample first if you're not sure - this is an unusual and tenacious perfume.
Strength: pure perfume extrait
Mango tincture (fleeting)
Turkish Rose otto
Oud - an irreplicable blend by The Perfumist
Cocoa and Coffee absolutes
A note on oud
I am not an oud expert. I don't claim to have the best oud knowledge. I use very little of this precious material in general - respecting its rarity, sacredness, exquisite and varied scent profile, and unfortunate exploitation by niche perfumery in general.
You can find oud documentaries on youtube and through Ensar oud, The Perfumist, FragranceView, and through natural oud distillers.
The oud used in this perfume has a voluptuous scent profile, featuring nuances of fruits, florals, woods, animalic musk, and sweet indole, all of which I have intentionally exalted and harmonized with my carefully selected notes in the composition.
A NOTE FROM THE PERFUMER
** Due to the fact that I - Gather perfume - use exclusively 100% natural materials, batch variance is to be expected. This is the same in any luxury, handcrafted art medium ( such as dance and opera) and agriculturally dependent arts such as viticulture, honey, or microbrewery. Gather perfumes are often limited editions for this reason, as well as the fact that some materials can only be obtained for small windows of time or no longer available at all. If you prefer uniformity in your fragrances, you may want to consider a more commercially available or mixed media brand.