What was once decadent made addictively desirable. Patchouli essences re-imagined from their 19th century elegance, and their association with counter-culture, to our reconstruction.
September 1877, Port of Marseille, France.
In a bedroom in the City of Flesh, a Kashmiri shawl drapes decadently over the bed. Once extremely coveted, the shawls are now out of fashion with the bourgeois, their distinctive patchouli scent a victim of their downfall. Adopted by bohemians and prostitutes, the fragrance mixes with French lavender, musky ambers and exotic balsams. With a new edge, and in the hands of misfits with style, the ‘undesirable’ becomes desired again.
Calabrian bergamot essence,
Carrot seed essence
Angelica root essence
French lavender essence
Bulgarian rose essence
Ambrette seed absolute
Patchouli (proprietary combination of two fractioned essences)