Ostens Discovery Set

£30
 

At OSTENS they are ‘ripping up the rulebook’ – and we couldn’t be happier about it. Each creation from this dynamic fragrance house is inspired by a raw ingredient, each one developed by a master perfumer (think Dominique Ropion and Sophie Labbé, yup!), given absolute creative freedom with no budget or brief. This refreshing, and simple, approach to fragrance creation has left us in awe.

Now you can try the ENTIRE COLLECTION at home, exclusive to The Perfume Society, with six creations ranging from fresh and delicious Rose Isparta to Cashmeran Velvet (based around the seductive molecule Cashmeran), and two different takes on patchouli. This is creativity unleashed – and now you can dive in for yourself…

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX

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Cashmeran Velvet

Cashmeran Velvet

Cashmeran Velvet

2ml eau de parfum

FAMILY: WOODY
TOP NOTES:   amyris, frankincense, Cashmeran Velvet
HEART NOTES:  cedarwood, sandalwood, orris
BASE NOTES:  vanilla, patchouli, musks

 

 

Cashmeran Velvet is reassuringly comforting and familiar. Soothing notes of Cashmeran, sandalwood and cedarwood shavings create a slightly charred smoky quality that feels 'cosy', while a hint of Madagascan vanilla adds a subtle sweetness. This addictive combination instantly imitates the luxurious texture of velvet and the softness of cashmere as it settles onto skin. Created by perfumer Sophie Labbé. X

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Cedarwood Heart

Cedarwood Heart

Cedarwood Heart

2ml eau de parfum

FAMILY: WOODY
TOP NOTES:   bergamot, cardamom, violet leaf
HEART NOTES:  galbanum, galbanum oil, ylang ylang, orris
BASE NOTES:  patchouli, ambergris, moss, cedarwood

Reminiscent of a bygone era of sophistication and decadence, Cedarwood Heart instantly evokes a sense of nostalgia and grown-up glamour. This comforting blend of cedarwood, galbanum and orris feels like pulling on a vintage velvet jacket that lingers with treasured scent memories – from the trace of cologne and a smudge of face powder to the faint hint of whiskey and trail of tobacco leaves. Created by perfumer Alexis Dadier. X

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Jasmine Absolute

Jasmine Absolute

Jasmine Absolute

2ml eau de parfum

FAMILY: FLORIENTAL
TOP NOTES:   gardenia, black pepper, violet leaf
HEART NOTES:  jasmine, davana, ylang ylang, davana, lavandin
BASE NOTES:  vanilla woods, soft musks, sandalwood mineral accord, peach

This is jasmine re-imagined; alive, bright and full bloom. It’s the memory of a perfect Mediterranean summer’s evening, dining under the stars, surrounded by an abundance of white flowers scenting the air. The combination of Egyptian jasmine, violet leaves and ylang ylang is surprisingly light and fresh with a cologne-like simplicity that feels cool and crisp after a day in the sun. Created by perfumer Bruno Jovanovic. X

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Patchouli Heart No. I

Patchouli Heart No. I

Patchouli Heart No. I

2ml eau de parfum

FAMILY: ORIENTAL
TOP NOTES:   pink pepper, liquorice, incense
HEART NOTES:  rosemary, lavender, lavandin, immortelle
BASE NOTES:  patchouli, amber, labdanum

Swirls of aromatic incense and molasses-like labdanum effortlessly melt into warm, liquid treacle to create a truly unique and mouth-watering scent. The liquorice notes of the Immortelle flower have been added to soften its sweetness and give Patchouli Heart No.1 a slightly smoky, earthy vibe. Created by perfumer Domitille Michalon-Berthier. X

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Patchouli Heart No. II

Patchouli Heart No. II

Patchouli Heart No. II

2ml eau de parfum

FAMILY: ORIENTAL
TOP NOTES:   cypress, ginger, black pepper oil
HEART NOTES:  violet leaf, iris, patchouli, cypriol
BASE NOTES:  Ambroxan, Cashmeran, cistus, musks

This is patchouli like you’ve never smelt before – fresh, aromatic and elegant. Delicate notes of Iris resin and violet leaf add a soft, powdery, vintage-like quality that’s brightened with Ambroxan and Patchouli Heart to create a clean, aromatic fragrance with a distinctly timeless quality. Patchouli made modern. Created by perfumer Sophie Labbé. X

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Rose Oil Isparta

Rose Oil Isparta

Rose Oil Isparta

2ml eau de parfum

FAMILY: FLORAL
TOP NOTES:   rosemary, coriander seed, cardamom, pink pepper
HEART NOTES:  blackcurrant absolute, orange flower, rose, rose Isparta oil
BASE NOTES:  patchouli, labdanum, Cashmeran

Unexpectedly, Rose Oil Isparta is bold and genderless; a voluptuous, addictive floral, full of ripe, jammy blackcurrant and crushed Turkish rose petals lifted by pink peppercorn. This intriguing, intense, almost middle eastern interpretation of rose is instantly warm and enveloping. Already loved by fragrance aficionados, Rose Isparta Impression is fast developing a cult following. Created by perfumer Dominique Ropion. X

Friends and business partners Christopher Yu and Laurent Delafon have been in the fragrance industry for over 20 years, founding United Perfumes, a prestigious fragrance distribution and development company, which afforded them unrivalled access to the finest ingredients and perfumers in the world, including extraordinary new extractions from LRM Naturals of ‘vetiver, rose, patchouli and more. We realised that if we loved those smells, then there were surely other people who’d feel the same way.’ And we surely do…

Cashmeran Velvet – Cashmeran Velvet is a synthetic molecule which mimics the scent of warm, comforting woods with a slightly charred and smoky quality.

Cedarwood Heart – Cedarwood Heart leaves a dry, almost pencil-shavings scent on the skin that’s then softened by an unexpected, slightly creamy and almost vanilla like quality.

Jasmine AbsoluteOstens selected jasminum grandiflora grown in Egypt, for its fresh, natural, almost stem-like scent.

Patchouli Heart No.I – Patchouli Heart from Indonesia softer, warmer, and a more modern interpretation of the classic patchouli.

Patchouli Heart No.II  – Patchouli Heart from Indonesia is a softer, warmer, and more modern interpretation of the classic patchouli – another spin on the highly versatile ingredient.

Rose Oil Isparta – A rose is a rose…or so we thought until we smelt the unique scent of the Rosa Damascena from Turkey.

Each full-size refillable fragrance is priced £105 – £175 for 50ml eau de parfum

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