MISTS, TEA, SPLENDID MANNERS, TRADITIONS AND… MOTHERLAND OF PUNKS. GREAT BRITAIN IS THE COUNTRY OF CONTRASTS WITH CURIOS SECRETS UNDER A FLAWLESS FRONT PIECE. HERE IN “THE ENGLISH COLLECTION” BY NIMERE PARFUMS MOST VARIOUS FEATURES OF THE BRITISH CULTURE WERE PICTURED.
THE TEMPTATION OF WINDSOR
TOP NOTES: ALDEHYDES, VIOLET, LILY OF THE VALLEY, LILAC, PEONY, ARTEMISIA.
HEART NOTES: TIARE, HONEYSUCKLE, JASMIN, LILIA, MAGNOLIA, MIMOSA.
BASE NOTES: CYPRESS, JUNIPER BERRIES, CEDAR, SANDAL, GUAYAK, VETIVER, PATCHOULY, BENZOIN SUMATRA, OAK MOSS, VANILLA, COCOA BEANS, SEAWEED TO ABSOLU, CIVET, MUSK, SHAMBHALA.
Almost every castle has its secrets. Secret passages are so narrow that a man hardly can go through. Dismal dens are neighboring to large rooms full of air and light. Talks and decisions made here are more interesting than the place itself. What secrets and mysteries does an old castle, a family seat of modern British dynasty keep?
The perfume “The Temptation of Windsdor” is based on contrast – delicate flower notes neighbor to dense and intensive resin and nut accord.
MELANCHOLY. LETTERS OF WALLICE
TOP NOTES: ACORUS CALAMUS, SAFFRON.
HEART NOTES: IRIS, VIOLET, YLANG, PALMAROSE, INCENSE.
BASE NOTES: NAGARMOTHA, ARAUCARIA, PATCHOULY, OAK MOSS, VETIVER, VANILLA, TONKA BEANS, SANDAL, CEDAR, GUAYAK, TOBACCO, TOLU BALM.
Great Britain Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson is devoted.
It is winter evening. A workroom decorated with dark wood is in a manor. A man is sitting at a table with few candles on it. His posture is perfect and hair is parted. He reads a letter on yellow pages, her very first letter. “Duty” and “honor” are two mainstays of British aristocracy. And he, the heir of British crown, was taught to follow them from his childhood. But sometimes love must conquer duty. At least he has a brother who has children… he took aside her letter with a smell of her perfume and started to write: “I, Edward the Eight, of Great Britain, Ireland, and British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Emperor of India, do hereby declare My irrevocable determination to renounce the Throne for Myself and for My descendants, and My desire that effect should be given to this Instrument of Abdication immediately…” After a few days he and Wallice got married.
The perfume “Melancholy. Letters of Wallice” is a picture to one of the most scandalous love story of XX century between Wallice Simpson and Edward VIII, the British king. It is chypre wooden composition with resin and flowers accents.
SINGLE MALT ON THE ROCKS
TOP NOTES: WHISKY, CITRUSES.
HEART NOTES: HOP.
BASE NOTES: WOOD, PEAT NOTES, MOSS.
In the North of British island, in Scotland whisky has been produced for centuries. At large dark corridors there are tight rows of barrels in which strong alcohol beverage is kept. For years the walls of the underground absorbed harsh malt scent.
“Whisky in a glass” is a fantasy about an old malt distillery within the walls of which one of the most noble and aromatic beverages is made.
TOP NOTES: ALDEHYDES, GALBANUM, BERGAMOT.
HEART NOTES: CARDAMOM, LICORICE, JASMINE.
BASE NOTES: SANDALWOOD, CEDAR, VETIVER, OAK MOSS, AMBER, MUSK.
LADY OF THE SONNETS
TOP NOTES: ALDEHYDES, ARTEMISIA, BERGAMOT.
HEART NOTES: FREESIA, HYDRANGEA, LILY.
BASE NOTES: SANDALWOOD, PATCHOULI, TONKA BEAN, TOLU BALSAM, AMBER, MUSK.