Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, Neroli (Orange Blossom)
Oud, Papyrus, Guaiac Wood, Amber
Penhaligon’s – Trade Routes – Oud de Nil
The Nile is the pulsing lifeblood of North Africa, connecting land and legend as if through one central vein. Pumping through the Nile is not only water but blood, history, and the memories of the entire African continent. Oud de Nil is a fragrance that locks into the imposing current of this mighty river and flows with it into the dark heart of Africa.
Piquant topnotes of bergamot and grapefruit sparkle like sunlight on the waters of the Nile, the white sails of local boats whipping back and forth in the brisk breeze. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, orange blossom, and green herbs from the fertile land to either side of the mighty river. Boats groan under the weight of precious cargo – oud chips from the jungles of Asia packed tightly in gaiac wood trunks, aromatic with the spice of another subcontinent. Resins and amber warm the scent, giving it the dry, golden texture of hot sand. Wear Oud de Nil and find yourself floating on the Nile out of the modern day world and back in time to the time of the Pharaohs and first traders.