Byzantine Amber is the third fragrance that makes up, together with Libertine Neroli and Unspoken Musk, the series specifically dedicated to the glorious raw materials of perfumery, reinterpreted according to the style of the house.
Dark and obscure, shimmering with gold, dramatic and decadent: Byzantine Amber is my interpretation of the ambery accord. An opening with cinnamon and the pulpiness of geranium develops into an ambery base with a dark, animal and mineral facet.
Byzantine Amber is an intense and decadent perfume, like a great civilization in the final phase of its splendour.
Salome by Gustave Moreau is a painting that can evoke the splendour and drama of this olfactory work in images. The beautiful mosaics of the Byzantine civilization, such as those of Ravenna, have gleaming gold tesserae which are imperfect for being worn out over time. This sense of theatrical and luminous splendour accompanied by a dark and obscure side inspired Byzantine Amber.
The geranium - pulpy, rosy, spicy, slightly green, contrasts with the dry minerality of the ambergris and styrax. The backbones of this work is a familiar structure, an ambery accord enriched by the spice that makes it sensual: cinnamon. This warm and shiny accord is darkened by leathery, smokey and animal aspects, which give intensity and characterise the composition.