Osmanthus Interdite Eau de Parfum
A flower that blossoms into fruit and skin.
The surprising apricot and suede notes of osmanthus, the emblematic flower of China, presents, are set off by a green tea accord. Rose oil and jasmine sambac absolute add richness, wrapped in delicate white musk. Velvety and sensuous.
Osmanthus, green tea, apricot, rose oil, sambac jasmine, and white musk.
In ancient Chinese philosophy, perfumes were an expression of the continuity of all life forms. Because they transformed matter into energy, they were mediators between heaven and earth, the visible and the invisible.
An emblematic flower of the Middle Kingdom, osmanthus embodies this age-old philosophy which refuses the duality of body and soul: its smell hovers between floral, fruity and animal facets, as though to express the flow of all matter
OSMANTHUS INTERDITE, its name a tribute to the mysteries of the Forbidden City, opens with the quintessentially Chinese aroma of green tea, which harmonizes perfectly with osmanthus, since the flower is traditionally used to flavor it, as is jasmine sambac, a greener, fresher variety of jasmine. A suede accord brings a velvety touch to the scent, while rose oil enhances its fruity facets.
And thus fragrance becomes flavour, crossing over from one sense to another to turn skin into a forbidden fruit to be savoured wisely.
*Ingredients may be subject to change. The most accurate and up to date product ingredient list can also found on the product packaging.
How far is too far? Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has chosen a physical, fearless, baroque perfumery. As the nose and owner of his brand, with a PhD in the chemistry of perfume plants, he is sole sovereign of his lab. His unique profile affords him total artistic autonomy. Freedom isn’t given, but conquered! Parfum d’Empire combines an exuberant use of rich materials with the sense of balance that characterizes the Grand French manner.
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