Lembo’s first attempt in perfume. Rose, that fundamental component of the perfume toolbox, was an irresistible challenge to Lembo in his quest to build scents that fuse tradition and modernity. Observing the not infrequent tendency of rose scents to feel overwhelmed (by complementary notes of vanilla, caramel or oakmoss and bergamot) Lembo added an additional dynamic to his challenge of crafting a contemporary rose; to enlist these considerable compliments in highlighting rose’s own richness, opulence and warmth, without outstripping this central flower. Imagine the perfect red rose, its petals dewy with drops of bergamot’s chartreuse liquor and neroli’s sweeter spray. Gaze into the center of the layered, burgundy spiral of petals and a profound sense of relaxation sweeps through our busy minds, an earthy emanation (jasmine) triggering a general unclenching. Refocus your perspective, and this softly sumptuous trend is echoed by the silken spider web that spans the space over this singular bloom: strings of caramel tie strands of oakmoss to strips of vetiver; in the corner of the net, the mastermind, an amber bodied spider, covered in a light musky down, enlivens this veiled soliflor with it’s tiny arachnid pulse. Rose Poudre, in it’s semi-gothic-romantic chic, is a divine apparition of days-gone-by that anticipates and matches a dynamic, modern temperament.