A timeless scent built around the traditional incense notes of labdanum, ciste, frankincense and myrrh. Incense seeps between folds of white, bright, fresh linen, a texture that communicates purity and light. As each different, richly colored plume of incense wreathes this fabric, holy visions resolve against the tightly woven fabric. Labdanum and ciste evoke images of a crown of roses, while frankincense and myrrh conjure a picture of careworn hands deftly carving a rich, darkly fragrant wood. A base of grey amber, patchouli and vetiver reintroduces levity into this perfume, like a sharp ray of light shooting out of a mysterious abyss.
A divine concoction with a rare, contemporary elegance. Fundamentally androgynous, this scent is, at its most masculine an immaculate young priest; at its most feminine, the auburn haired and milky white skin dynamo of Karen Elson. Romantic and mystical, shroud yourself in the regal, sensual, contemplative Cardinal.