Nawab was the title of rulers (18th & 19th century) who once governed Awadh (anglicized as Oudh), a province of northern India. This fragrance is inspired by the lore surrounding the powerful Nawabs. A majestic fragrance, Nawab of Oudh is a all amber and rose with a soft oudh edge. It is wholly integrated so that no one ingredient stands apart or outpaces another. A rich tapestry of fascinating depths, this scent opens with the seemingly innocuous, usual citric suspects: but while bergamot and orange absolute refresh, cardamom and aldehydes complicate engineer a clean, searing spice that is profoundly awakening.
Infused with the piquant urgency of the top notes, flowers (of the heart) burst into life: rose is unbelievably juicy, orchid as dense as a buttery caramel, magnolia sweet and pure as fresh spring water, and so more spice ensues, the consolidating, galvanizing force that runs throughout this scent. An amber-rich coalition captures and contains; the crystallized, funky-sweetness of the base emanates an ancient energy. Like a jewelled veil, Nawab of Oudh both conceals its emotional complexity and extravagantly performs passion. A fragrant synergy, the brooding, pulsating pungency of this scent beautifully haunts our every step.