Scent, circa 1000 years B.C. An imaginary journey through luxurious, ancient Phoenicia, this Extrait promises to evoke memories you never knew you had. The smell of dates and raisins, drying in the sun, maintain the heartspace of this fragrance with their rich, chewy sweetness. A smokey floral top of incense and labdanum waft over this marketplace mise en scene, their gauzy, dry drift of scent leading us to another view into Phoenicia; a quiet grove near the coast. Oud (agarwood), sandalwood, cedarwood and birchwood trees populate this silent space and seem to ignite a mutual woody ardour that generates heat, which draws out the scent of each member of this arbor. A plume rises out from this canopy of woods, then swoops back down to ensconce reeds of Javanese vetiver that edge this diverse woodland.
The dulcet smoke of Phoenicia is so utterly transporting it persuades us, against all odds, to imagine happily living in this era; even with the trials and tribulations, this fragrance makes us say ‘Make me the King of Ancient Babylon, or a Euripidean heroine any day.’ We’ll take the gore and drama, for one dose of this tantric montage of days of yore. EXTRAIT DE ETERNAL.