TOP NOTES: pear, bergamot, mandarin, lemon
HEART NOTES: jasmine, rose, osmanthus, plum, mimosa, schinus molle, freesia, violet
BASE NOTES: sandalwood, castoreum, myrrh, moss, amber

The Beautiful Mind Series celebrates women for their intelligence and creativity. Here. Internationally-fêted ballet dancer, Polina Semionova, was founder/perfumer Geza Schoen’s creative partner.

The top note of Williams pear springs out of the bottle with its crisp, juicy greenness. The heart of the fragrance is an unusual fruity-floral accord of Egyptian jasmine (the fruitiest of the jasmines) with plum. Harmonising with this key accord are airy florals such as mimosa, freesia and osmanthus (a white blossom with an apricot note). The dry-down is warm and velvety, based on woods and musks, with complex, animalic real sandalwood. Schoen’s signature of schinus molle, or pink pepper, also features.