A dominant theme of Leather takes center stage in this creation, enhanced by Labdanum, where powdery Violet is amplified by Orris and Carrot Seed, which wraps around a heart of Rose and Jasmine, warmed by a blend of Cedar, Juniper and Guaiac Woods, Patchouli, Oakmoss and spicy Clove, which blends with ultra-soft notes of Tolu Balsam, and Styrax, made sensual by Ambrette and Ambergris, the whole counterpointed by Bergamot, Lemon, and Sage.
"This scent is the result of the time I was asked to create the essence of the world’s first GREAT festival, which was held in Istanbul. I had to think what epitomised Britain and ‘Britishness’. We are a country that is known for having a huge element of tradition and a lot of long-established institutions. I believe British people have always been very good at doing pomp and circumstance like no other country, but we are also renowned for being very reserved. I loved the idea of making a scent that was at once opulent but also tailored, understated, and disciplined. This perfume celebrates our nation’s great tradition for creativity and our respect of heritage."