A Sensual Classic
An authentic and complex oud, Saffron Rose is a wonderfully rich, opulent scent. This striking composition opens with enticing curls of cinnamon infused air, like burnished fingers beckoning us closer. Saffron emerges soon hereafter, a multi-faceted rare iteration of itself that electrifies even as it remains largely invisible. Initially, this rare note appears in blossom form, the terracotta-vermillion stamen hidden by lavender purple petals. But when rose begins to peep out from the heart of Saffron Rose, there is little doubt that saffron has switched into its charged, electric form and is suffusing rose with an unnatural, undeniably beautiful glow. A dose of myrrh adds a green, slightly slick, smoked edge to this composition, making rose a hazy, somewhat less determinate shape on this scented horizon. Myrrh's blurring effect perfectly anticipates oud, whose amorphous, non-linear allure ensconces rose and pulls it into another dimension. As this classic pairing develops, a tobacco lends a stunning smolder to the finish of this remarkable fragrance, while a luxurious base of creamy woods, labdanum and dark, animalic accords create the contrasting depth of color required to showcase rose and oud in all their private, passionate glory. A fantastically sensual treatise on a classic combination, Saffron Rose recreates the space between oud and rose, under a strange, saffron strewn sky.