This is the first fragrance I ever created! Well, it’s the nth iteration of said fragrance. The very first instance was just three ingredients: patchouli acetate, Dorinia SAE, and hydroxycitronellal in the form of Firmenich’s Cyclosia base. I had mixed the three together in the proportions found in this fragrance and dipped a smelling stick into it. Hours later I walked into the room I had left it in and was met with the most magical and profoundly beautiful scent.
I then went on to make version after version to get it where I really wanted it. No matter how many versions I made, however, the three core materials never changed in type or quantity. This, believe it or not, was five years in the making! It was a favorite of my late mother and family members who received free bottles.
A friend who wears it as her main scent was stopped in the mall by a complete stranger and asked what perfume she was wearing so the questioner could buy a bottle for herself.
This is a simple fragrance with big doses of all my favorite things: patchouly acetate (Perfumer Supply House can supply this), Dorinia SAE (this version has macrocyclic musks and is the most beautiful), Lisylang Heart (fractionated ylang ylang by Robertet), muscenone (the most elegant musk), Cyclosia, and timbersilk (effectively Iso G Super).
Bergamot, Ginger, Pink Pepper
Red Rose, Ylang Ylang, Lily of the Valley
Iris, Geranium, Frangipani
Patchouli, Musk, Oakmoss
Frankincense, Chocolate, Benzoin
|80||Lisylang Heart (Robertet)||Ylang Ylang, frangipani, monoi notes|
|80||Hedione High Cis|
|80||Patchoulyl Acetate||Sweet and elegant patchouli|
|80||Muscenone||Woah mama! Big dose!|
|40||Dorinia SA-E (Firmenich)||Red Rose with 3% Beta Damascone|
|35||Iralia (Firmenich)||Methyl ionone blend|
|30||Lyral||Could substitute florol or lilyflore|
|9||Exaltone||Nicer than exaltolide but inferior to exaltenone|
|3||Bulgarian Rose Otto|
|2||Pink Pepper CO2|
|1.5||Frankincense Sacred (Oman)|
|5||Damascenone Beta 10%|
|0.5||Rose Oxide Laevo 100%|