Like a starry night in a warm Middle Eastern desert, Alizarin has stories to tell. Stories as Ancient as the Pharaohs, and as acclaimed as their perfumers. Intense and untamed it finds a more restrained etiquette with a soft, pigment-powdery dimension.
A complex, traditional Oud, inspired by the pigment Alizarin, precious to the Egyptians when they needed to turn textiles red, and adopted by British generals when they needed to look dashing on the decks. (What better to set of the white of their breeches?)
Alizarin trumpets round top notes of mandarin, a fine tuberose (green, white and narcotic) as iris blends with a warm mimosa. A rich, port-like sophisticated-sweetness envelops like a warm breeze.
The emotional depths achieved by the rare resins, pronounced leather and Vetiver are such that one is bound to wonder if this fragrance was not worn by Cleopatra herself?