A warm summer evening with an orange heat. Charming, urbane. An air of confidence and sophistication. You are equal to any encounter, come what may.
Top notes of orange, mandarin and black pepper; middle notes of warm cardamom and light florals; bottom notes of wood, patchouli, tobacco and musk.
Captured by an exotic land of rich, sensuous beauty.
Surrounded by silky, swirling pearlescence, you cannot look away. You are entranced.
Top notes of lemon and bergamot, with heart notes of jasmine, orchid, balsam and spice, and bottom notes of vanilla, sandela, treemoss and musk.
Deep in the bush, a gentle waterfall streams down moss-covered rocks. Lush, green ferns and new growth all around. You breathe in the cool, natural air and feel invigorated, ready to continue the journey.
Top green notes with bergamot and Spanish sage; balsamic and light floral middle notes; complex bottom notes of coumarin, tonka bean, Virginian cedarwood, oakmoss and musk.
A long walk through a timeless stand of ancient trees. A chance encounter along the track with a treasure trove of ripe, wild berries. Nature’s bounty, there for the taking.
Top notes of blackcurrant and raspberry; middle notes of clove, cinnamon and Siam balsam; bottom notes of Virginian cedarwood, sandalwood, oakmoss and musk.
A deep, warm rose, reflecting an open heart that welcomes the thrill of new encounters.
Top notes include sweet orange, pink and grapefruit; middle notes of rose otto, rose de mai and magnolan are warmed by clove and cardamom; bottom notes of tonka bean, sandalwood, vertiver, and cashmere musk.
A beautiful, delicate citrus rose. At the same time both light and complex. You are living proof that softness does not mean simple.
Top notes are pink grapefruit with a hint of cloves; middle notes around Bulgarian rose otto and rose de mai absolute; bottom notes of tonka bean, guaiacwood and cashmeran.
Nowhere to be, answering to no-one. Just you, the ocean, the sand and an endless sky.
Top notes of mandarin, apple and melon. Middle notes of marine, orchid, jasmine, iris and cloves. Bottom notes of coumarin, sandalwood and oakmoss.
Distant notes of mardi gras jazz drift to you on the warm breeze, as you sip an espresso in a French Quarter cafe, a refuge under the shade of the magnolia trees.
Top notes of lemon and bergamot accompany the complex orchid, ylang ylang, lilly and peppery heart notes of magnolia. Bottom notes of roasted coffee, oud, amber, frankincense and sandalwood.
Bathing in the lazy, hazy warmth of a day in the sun, your skin glistening with oil, as you drink in a cooling tropical cocktail, surrounded by intoxicating island flora.
Top notes of orange, ginger and pineapple; middle notes of coconut, frangipani and ylang ylang; bottom notes of vanilla, peru balsam and musk.
A light, uplifting citrus prelude, followed by graceful movements of warm floral beauty, and a dramatic finale of sweet melodic woody notes.
Top notes of grapefruit, bergamot, clary sage, sweet orange and anis. Middle notes of cardamom, iris, jasmine and rose de mai. Bottom notes of vanilla, vetiver, patchouli and musk.
Bright sunlight on a still summer’s day catches shining hair and a colourful dress, swirling suddenly as you turn towards something that has caught your eye.
Top notes of tangerine, bergamot, lemon, ginger and black pepper. Middle notes of green floral, jasmine, lavender, ylang ylang, orchid and rose otto. Bottom notes of tonka bean, sandalwood, a hint of leather and ambergris.
Relaxed and confident, a bounce in your step as you greet a new day. Unhurried, with one hand in pocket and a cheerful wave to a passing friend, you maintain your strid, with places to be.
Top notes of tangerine, bergamot, armoise, ginger and black pepper. Middle notes of lavender, armoise, orchid, light green floral. Bottom notes are leather, tonka bean, sandalwood and a hint of smoky wood and ambergris.
That moment of invigoration, a widening of the eyes, an exhilarating lift, a sharp intake of fresh, sweet air. This is ascent.
Top notes: mandarin, orange, black pepper, bergamot and galbanum; middle notes of vanilla, cardamom, peach and Spanish sage; bottom notes of cedarwood musk, tonka bean, tobacco and oakmoss.
The warm sirocco wind speeds the passage along ancient silk trade routes. Sails full, rigging straining on towering masts. The air on deck filled with the rich fragrance of exotic spices.
Top notes: orange, anise, cinnamon, bergamot; middle notes: carnation, benzoin, floral ozone; bottom notes: vanilla, tonka bean, cedarwood, musk.
Resting, languid, on a balcony overlooking an exotic city, lights twinkling bright against the deep blue sky just after sun has set. Your gaze settles easily on the horizon as you drink in the warm stillness of the evening, musing. Thoughts known only to yourself.
Middle notes of freesia and jasmine, with a hint of vanilla. Bottom notes of cedarwood and sandalwood are underpinned by a heart of the sweet, musky, cognac notes of ambrette.
Opening with a pensive confession to excess, the song settles into the pulsing heartbeat of a single piano chord, before the powerful, intoxicating tone of Nina Simone enters, her voice soaring on each final note:
“Liliac wine, is sweet and heady, like my love…“.
Top note of green blackcurrant. Middle notes of lilac and rose de mai. Bottom notes of patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla and ambroxan.
Floating on an ocean of tranquility, the warm water’s surface lustrous and silky, a light breeze dances capriciously, carrying to you the scents of nearby orange and lemon groves.
Top notes of orange, kaffir lime, bergamot and lemon. Middle notes of rose de mai and patchouli. Bottom notes of amber, vanilla and musk.
Surrounded by swirling figures, glittering with gold and satin. Ornate masks encourage a flirtatious air of mystery. Anonymity removes inhibitions, allowing true natures to be expressed.
Top notes: peach, raspberry, mandarin, bergamot; middle notes: peach, rose, jasmine, orchid; bottom notes: vanilla, guaiac wood, cedarwood, sandalwood, musk.
Õtautahi - The Breeze
Created by Hillary, Fitzy and the team at The Breeze radio station (Canterbury), this delightful fragrance evokes al fresco summers, a glass of wine, enjoying Otautahi, Christchurch, with good friends. The warm nor’westerly breeze glides gently through the Botanic Gardens, past the Port Hills to the beaches and the sparkling Pacific Ocean beyond…
Top notes: bergamot, lemon and grape; middle notes rose, jasmin, ylang ylang, clove and cardamom; bottom notes of sandalwood, ocean (marine), amber and vanilla.