Patricia de Nicolai about her inspiration: "I love the people of the Middle East because they cannot live without fragrance. If fragrance has become one of the most important rituals of our daily life, it is thanks to the Arabian culture. Without Middle Eastern culture, perfume would never have known such freedom of expression. Chemicals discoveries of the late 19th century pushed the fragrances towards a most western signature but with the new millennium, we are now witnessing a great influence of the original Arabian tastes.
The agarwood essential oil, which is very complex, has been used for centuries within Arabian houses but also directly on the body, sign of purification. For us Westerners, this woody-leather note, very powerful, did not reach our normal olfactory standards. But thanks to globalization, it's now natural to find this raw material standing in our creation labs.
The multifaceted note or agarwood is infinite. Old Sublime was elaborated without any limitation or price. It’s a fragrance of extremely rich or natural essences. For the top notes, I wanted the fragrance to be like a glass or deluxe vintage Cognac. Rose, coriander, artemesia and davana are gravitating next to the most important note of the fragrance which is natural agarwood from Cambodia combined with patchouli, incense and styrax ".
rose, coriander, artemisia (davana), ancient (Cambodia), patchouli, incense, styrax
“One of the unsung greats in the world of perfumery.”. - Luca Turin
We are truly happy that Patricia de Nicolai had the courage in 1989 to start her own independent haute parfum brand!
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