Cretaceous Oud Era. Unisex. Natural Perfume
About the Collection Vetiver Expressionism by Flower:The Vetiver is a Grass, which roots produce one of the most complex perfumery materials with captivating nuances from oud-like tones, to wood or honey notes depending on its terroir: country origins, type of soil, whether it is cultivated or wild and the processing techniques. NadiaZ exploits the various scent profiles of Haiti most prized vertiver to draw subtle harmonies like a painter palette. The Collection is an hommage to this plant modest in appearance but hiding a true treasure. Like the Expressionist Movement, that bored famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Donray, Wassily Kandinsky or Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, the concept of the Collection is to decline atmospheres and emotions from a Vetiver Heart Compositionthe concept of the Collection is to decline atmospheres and emotions from a Vetiver Heart into variations compositions where a Flower is placed in the Spotlight. For Ayiti Pasyon Vetiver Unisex, it is the Coffee Blossom (Coffea arabica), for Coral Jasmine Bengal Moon Woman it is the very rare Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Coral Jasmine/Parijata), for Noon Rainforest Light Unisex it is a particular variety of green scented Jasmine called Auri (Jasminum auriculatum) seldom used in western perfumery and even less as a head note, and finally for Cretaceous Oud Era Unisex it is the Cassie Flower (Acacia farnesiana ) married with the magestic Oud (Aquilaria agallocha).
Retracing the genealogy of plants back into the Cretaceous Era 130 million years ago, which saw one of the highest biodiversity of dinosaurs as well as one of the greatest extinctions in the history of earth. In this prehistoric age, when the invention of petal flowers was in its infancy, the Acacia tree already set its lineage. Its bright yellow puffy flowers generously spread their fragrant pollen into the rich atmosphere, dancing in the air under the warm exhalation of the volcanoes and the limestone dust distinctive to this Era, in such abundance that fossils of these life capsules brought their testimony to us. Imagining the perilous journey of a tiny pollen into the dinosaurs world, their gigantic lungs filled with primeval air, plants first legacy of oxygen and perfumes, their breath blowing far and away into new territories to colonize. From the earlier Cretaceous period to its end, from the abundance to the devastation of the accomplishment of an era, an air filled with the sweet, delicate and naive fragrance of Cassie ancestors learning their alchemy, trees adapting to the growing aridity, dry wood cracking and bending under the sun loosing their bark to the soil, the winds and the crush from the dinosaurs footsteps. And in the middle, an Aquilaria tree holds its grounds, as paleonthology attests, already giving its kiss of death to the fungi that causes the bewitched blood named Oud. And through the courage, the pain and above all the incommensurable thrive to live, a legacy of children still hides today in the wild of secret forests alcoves maybe till the next extinction.
A warm beating heart of a palette of Vetiver and Oud mirroring each other in an infinite resonance, from the sweetest, honey and ambery notes, to the old and cracking wood reaching its end journey into a faint smoky state before starting the circle of life again with the revigorating young twigs and gourmand citrus fruit essence of the Lime Petitgrain. Throughout, a subtle Cassie scent, with spicy hints of cinnamon a floral mellowness in conjunction with a brisk powdered air quality floats like an aura.
Closest olfactive family
Oriental, Woody, Gourmand, Balsamic.
Highly Seductive, Wild and Primeval.