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For this perfume Hiram was inspired by the natural splendour of Arcadia. In this idyllic, unspoiled wilderness babbling brooks meander through mountains covered in dense forests and the air is filled with the sound of humming insects and twittering birds.
Imagine the lush undergrowth that covers the forest floor. In areas where the sun manages to break through the canopy, fragrant flowers bask in the sunlight and their sweet scent intertwines with the fresh green smell of the foliage.
Arcadia belongs to the classic olfactive group known as Fougère, or fern-like perfumes. As no natural fern fragrant oil exists, Fougère fragrances always consist of a combination of fragrant oils that evoke the scent of ferns.
Aromatic French lavender and Italian bergamot dominate the top of Arcadia before jasmine and rose provide floral shading. Tonka bean, aged patchouli and New Caledonian sandalwood add depth to the composition.
Notes: bergamot, lavender, jasmine, rose, spices, resins, tonka bean, aged patchouli, New Caledonian sandalwood
Why you'll love it
Some perfumes immediately make you think of a colour, and "Arcadia" is a study in gold. It begins with a burst of soapy sparkle, as indulgently fluffy mist spills off a mossy Greek coast and into the salty sea. Soon, morning sunbeams warm the scene, and dewy green facets of forest fern start to glitter in the background. The air is charged, velvety; like many all-natural scents, the scene feels wild at first but calms beautifully, magically freshening as it ages. Soon, the bellowing harmonies of ancient vegetation and brass-rimmed clouds settles into a single, deeply soothing tone; the skin itself begins to emit a clean, green, golden light. Like the journey from intrigue to contentment the characters embark upon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, "Arcadia" is a pastoral fantasy which turns the familiar unusual, and later, sublime.
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