Finding inspiration as a young questioning scholar in the busy cities of London and Edinburgh, from esteemed edifices to its pockets of treasured open spaces, this perfume hypnotises with jasmine sambac and rose shrouded in a rich patchouli base. The perfume recalls memories of the secret and magical gardens, revered by Clive for their evocation of pure natural beauty.
This bold floral chypre fragrance, built around a rose and jasmine sambac heart, has been given an unusual twist with a dry orris accord and dry peppery frankincense. The fragrance opens with sparkling pink pepper, crisp rhubarb and a touch of peach for a modern feminine touch. The floral heart is given depth with a touch of exotic ylang ylang, warm spices and the honeyed tones of beeswax whist the base drips with the richness and depth of patchouli fused with mosses and woodland amber notes. A touch of worn leather and papyrus, all wrapped up in sensual vanillas and musks.