Fragrance family: Chypré

Collection: Trade Routes


The Empressa leaves an impression. Her eau de parfum is laced with peach, vanilla and shimmering blood orange, as bright and stirring as the dawn. Her smile? Warm, lustrous, and unforgettable.
5 reviews


Eau de Parfum

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Head Notes

Blood Orange, Bergamot, Mandarin


Heart Notes

Peach, Cassis, Dewberry, Rose, Neroli, Geranium, Cardamom, Pink Pepper, Nutmeg


Base Notes

Vanilla Pod, Frankincense, Cocoa, Amber, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood


5 reviews

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Oh my goodness, where do I even begin with this scent?! It is quite simply divine. Perfection in a bottle and it looks stunning displayed on my vanity! This one is so deep and luxurious, I really feel so glamorous every time I wear it. Yet somehow, its the perfect scent for every occasion - it's still light and airy enough to wear during the day (which is why it immediately became my signature scent) but also deep and sultry enough for after-hours! It is remarkable how dynamic this fragrance is... IG @graciedarl

by Grace Downing

01 Jul 2020

Best feminine fragrance ever!

When you get your first sniff of the sweet and fresh notes of this fragrance you can't help but love it! It is a very well balanced scent with feminine and elegant notes without being overpowering which makes it perfect for day and night use equally. The scent on the skin feels like a luxury treat and if you combine it with the matching body lotion it becomes a truly heavenly experience for all your senses. .

by Orquidea Sanchez

30 Apr 2020

Shimmering.... yes!!

A sparkling chypre fragrance, silky and delightful to wear. Blood orange, mandarin and bergamot open over rose, geranium, cassis and cardamom. These facets give Empressa a sensual, floral, fruity, citrus feel over the slightly sweet fragrance of frankincense and caramel. Happy to see that the earthy and tart absolute of patchouli is present in the base. Shimmering.... yes!!

by Anne Quaife-O'Donnell

28 Apr 2020

The Best Perfume For Women Ever!

Every time the female members of my family smell this perfume, they immediately love it. That is why this is a must buy for me for birthdays or Christmas. The smell is divine and sweet! People always stop my cousin in France, asking her what the name of the perfume is. A big hit!

by Yann RETHO

22 May 2018

The Best For A Woman

Bought it for my French cousin and she has been wearing it every day since then

by Luis Dos Santos

12 Dec 2016

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