Berries, Rose, Turkish
Frankincense, Benzoin, Oud, Amber Note, Musk
Pierre Guillaume Paris – PG26 – Isparta
Family: Oriental Chypre
Isparta is the name of a province in Turkey famed for its production of a very special rose oil, extracted from a varietal called “Isparta Summer Rose”. This beautiful rose grows in gardens and on terraces on the rocky mountain slopes of the province. Picked early in the morning, the Isparta rose retains its rich, distinctive, and slightly spicy character. This oriental, floral chypre sets about capturing the full, spicy warmth of the Isparta rose but also the aroma of the warm stones, rocks, and mineral-rich soil in which it grows.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE
The rose stands out proudly here – rich and jammy, but with an interestingly metallic, fruity edge provided by raspberries. The rose and fruit is set deep within a cloud of incense smoke from burning resins, namely a citrusy-green frankincense and a powdery, vanillic benzoin.
For the first half of the scent, the rose note dances between smoke, spice, and fruit. Behind the curtain of rose and resin, there is a rich, velvety oud note – subtly sour, smoky, and woody. The noble oud note forms the backbone of the scent and lends it its mystery, but never dominates.