Alternately aromatic and animalic, Elephant and Roses is an unusual, appealing marriage of bittersweet florals and dusky musks. Thyme and castus pave the way for osmanthus, a finely textured herbalism giving way to juicy blooms, reminiscent of a blossoming fruit tree. A piercing spike of rose refreshes our palates, as bittersweet as the green meat of a branch snapped in half. Jasmine drips from the broken sapling, a milky white blood. Grey amber’s resinous dust drapes these florals like a fine, silver rain. Javanese vetiver, sandalwood and musk round out the base of this scent, affecting a vision of dank, loose soil, strewn with freshly chipped wood and the residue of passing creatures. Elegant and earthy, Elephants and Roses is an Eleusinian vision. For the Goddess (or God) who loves to get their hands dirty, this scent is subtle, romantic and distinctly self-assured.