FRAGRANCE FAMILY: WOODY AROMATIC
Ashoka is the Art and Olfaction Independent award winning scent by this rising star in the world of perfumery who we began introducing you to in our Secret Scentsations Discovery Box.
Founder Neela Vermeire and notable perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour celebrate the mysteries and folklore of India in Ashoka eau de parfum. Capturing a beautifully complex tale in scent that pays tribute to an emperor who converted to a life dedicated to the teachings of Buddhism as a result of his compassion during the horrors of battle.
This powerful metamorphosis is interpreted in Ashoka through a complex olfactory experience starting with a fierce opening of exotic lotus, rose, water hyacinth, fig leaf and parsley leaf. The moment of reflection is represented in the soft floral heart of Osmanthus absolute, iris, cassie absolute, jasmine sambac, ylang ylang, geranium and incense essence. The point of transformation is explained through the powerful dry down of wonderful mysterious ingredients including fir balsam absolute, myrrh, cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla accord, ambre gris, birch, Haitian vetiver, leather, styrax and heliotrope.
A very unique scent for a very unique story… no wonder it stood out form the crowd and won such a covetable award.
Neela Vermeire Créations Ashoka £175 for 50ml eau de parfum
Buy it at Roullier White and Les Senteurs