batch II, winter '23-24. extremely small micro-batch
An oblation of fleshy fruits, intoxicating flowers, and sacred, rare oud.
An intimate poem weaving its way along the body, Noude evolves as your skin warms with touch.
Whetting the appetite, juicy mango opens - a fleeting charm, a flirt, followed by blood orange and the pure elegance of coffee flower and singing neroli. An appetizer to seduce the senses. Rising temperatures reveal the intricate, lush bouquet of heady, intoxicating champaca flowers. Pure rose petals are sprinkled along the heart, while hypnotic jasmine adds fullness and sultry temptation. As the bold florals settle, the oud strengthens. Patient, honest, deep, provocative and vulnerable, this animalic, fruity musky composition offers a special experience and a long, close drydown.
Noude revels, 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: attar, 50% aromatics held in botanical extracts made in-house. Also available at extrait concentration.
Mango tincture (fleeting)
Bulgarian Rose otto
Cocoa and Coffee absolutes
100% Natural Botanical Perfume by GATHER
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 Hindi 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. Sourced through James Barry of TSVGA parfvms.
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.