FABULOUS NATURE AND NATURE OF FAIRY TALES. GOOD AND EVIL, DEAD AND LIFE-GIVING WATER. BRIGHT SUN AND MYSTERIOUS MOON. WILDWOOD AND OPEN COUNTRY. ENCHANTING FRAGRANCES OF THE NORTH AND SPICY INTOXICATION OF THE SOUTH. THE RUSSIAN COLLECTION IS SPECIAL ONE. EVERYTHING IS APLENTY HERE AND GOES DEEPLY THROUGH YOUR SOUL – WILD, DELICATE, MYSTERIOUS AND WIDE ONE AS FREEDOM ITSELF.
LA FORET RUSSE
TOP NOTES: THYME, SAGE, HERBS.
HEART NOTES: PINE SIBERIAN, CYPRESS.
BASE NOTES: INCENSE, CEDAR, OAK MOSS, VETIVER, BENZOIN SUMATRA, GURJUN BALSAM.
There a brave prince, in a fight, shortest,
Makes to surrender a king, dread;
There, to men’ views, a wizard, worthless,
O’er woods and seas, through clouds, aired,
Carries a worrier on his beard;
A princess pines away in prison,
And a wolf serves her without treason;
A mortar, with a witch in it,
Walks as if having somewhat feet;
There’s King Kashchey, o’er his gold withered;
There’s Russian odour… Russian spirit!
A harsh thyme and spicy saffron cover warm and tenacious smells of pine tree, cypress, and cedar. Oakmoss is mixed with vetiver and incense in the depth of “curved sea shore”. If Pushkin had chosen a perfume to his poem “Ruslan and Lyudmila”, undoubtedly he would have taken “Russian forest”.
TOP NOTES: FIRS BALM, PINE, JUNIPER BERRIES.
HEART NOTES: CYPRESS, CEDAR, WHITE OAK.
BASE NOTES: SAGE, PATCHOULY, BIRCH, HAZELNUT, TONKA BEANS, SUMATRA BENZOIN, AMBERGRIS, MUSK, LABDANUM, OUD, BLACK AGAR, BLACKWOOD, OAK MOSS, SEAWEED ABSOLU, CASTOREUM, CASHMERAN.
Dozing and intoxicating thick wood. A malachite jewel box full of sweet berries or gemstones – rubies and sapphires. An apple rolls on a dish. Eat it to sleep so peacefully and sweet and dream of cherished buns penetrated with cinnamon, vanilla, and cardamom.
Cinderella planted 7 rose bushes and 3 ylang-ylang trees. She decorated her hair with jasmine flower – to her wedding. She took a drop of myrrh - a world old temptation potion and began to wait her betrothed: either prince charming or romantic geologist-poet who is ready to drop everything and go to the ends of earth for mist and smell of taiga.
The main character of the Novgorod epic cycle is personification of controversial and powerful Russian nature. The gusli player Sadko is not welcomed to feast so he goes to a blue sea. His tender playing amazes the king of the sea and he is ready to grace him with uncountable golden treasury thereon he realizes this would be a dead end of the story. So he suggests Sadko to have a bet with Novgorod merchants about him to catch wondrous golden fish. His head is price for his lost. But he wins and becomes the wealthiest man in the city.
The fragrance is deep and charming with bitter and wooden flavor. A fresh wind in upper notes brings sea drops full of gin, bergamot, verbena, and neroli. Exotic dishes spiced with wild rosemary and juniper are hidden in heart of the perfume. And bottom reveals stillness and grace of a temple – insence, myrrh, and grey ambergris.
Top notes: Bergamot, Lime, Grapefruit, Tangerine.
Heart notes: Verbena, Mint, Basil.
Base notes: Jasmine, Vetiver, Patchouly, Oak moss, White musk.
In smooth sea there is Kunashir island with 4 dormant volcanoes. Kunashir is a “black island” on aino language. In this bewitched place severe Japanese culture enters into peaceful dialog with unpredictable Russian one. Patchouli and oakmoss, jasmine and peppermint, vetiver and bergamot…
Black pine forest grows on black earth. A smell of black resin intoxicates more then forbidden kiss. Black caviar is melting in mouth. Rare so unbelievably expensive black with tinge of grey fur of sable warms your heart. In the dusk both day and night strange fragrances are in the air – precisely it is love potion by shamans.