By Christian Provenzano
This delightful woody amber perfume enters with a fresh and elegant cardamom, lightly laced with plum and pomegranate before opening into a heart of Egyptian jasmine, a fresh, aromatic, clean patchouli and a tint of rose. The light woods of sandalwood and cedar combined with a light musk and amber notes make this a light, luxurious and very versatile scent.
The fresh faced natural beauty of Persephone was free from artifice or evil, her sweet nature and purity of soul was adored by gods, goddesses and humankind. Her playground and purpose was nature, symbolic of spring and summer, she was associated with flowers, harvest, fruit, grain and the beauty and bounty of nature.
This perfume was created with Patchouli of the Underworld as a pair. Two perfumers explore the central note of Patchouli through two lenses of the same story: that of Pluto and his Queen Persephone.
“I used patchouli heart which is a cleaner patchouli note and enriched with musky and ambery textures. On top, I added fresh spicy elements, notably Cardamom from Guatemala. I combined the patchouli character with floral notes of Bulgarian rose. To enhance the fruity part of the rose, I added a note of plum that also goes really well with the warmth of the patchouli. For the floral heart, I used responsibly-sourced jasmine from Egypt for its richness. I added a gourmand twist with honey and a touch of coffee. This is rounded by a creamy facet with sandalwood notes and blond woods. And of course 6 pomegranate seeds.” Christian Provenzano
FRESH FRAGRANT TOP
Cardamom Guatemala, Plum, 6 Pomegranate seeds
FLORAL PATCHOULI HEART
Patchouli, Jasmine Egypt, Bulgarian Rose
AMBER WOODY BASE
Honey, Sandalwood, Cedar, Ambergris
All of our fragrances are Pure Parfum/Extrait.
Persephone’s Patchouli — “When the patchouli moves to the fore, it is sweet, loamy and musky. The sort of patchouli you want to sink into with a wanton sigh. The opulence of the scent is twisted up a notch by the lovely thread of honey which cuts through the fragrance and is both golden and comforting in its sweetness.”