As one would expect of an Empressa, she travels in style: all abundant pearls, mirrors and fine silks. Like her scent, she leaves a seductive and lasting impression but her noble airs are clothed elegantly in grace. Florals and fruits are exquisitely combined, tamed, because whilst she is sweet she is anything but clingy.
A Middle Eastern Rose, from Damascus, makes the fragrance tender; geranium and pepper bring verve. The opening trilogy of blood orange, bergamot and mandarin serve as an inviting, radiant smile. But what lingers of the Empressa, are the sensual depths of amber, patchouli and precious woods. She may always wear immaculate pearls, but the Empressa has a secret fondness for silks and spice. Bright, soft and deeply sensual are the textures of this luxurious, luminous cloak.
What could possibly be more dazzling and exotic than a cruise down the Nile?! The daringly modern travellers are travelling light: trunks of silver, china cups, leather bound books, petticoats, umbrellas and hard hats. Through the gentle, hazy glow of dawn, the past draws into sight: Pyramids a-hoy! A crisp morning breeze carries the scent of luminous grapefruit, steeped in solar jasmine inside this watery Oud. Sweet orange blossom entwines with rose.
The dancing white sails of the Felucca find a contrast in the structuring mast that calmly transports Victorian explorers, Egyptologists and archaeologists fascinated by the Ancient tombs, the pharaohs and the fecund banks of the longest river. Guaiac wood and deep amber-Oud bring a reassuring depth.