Each of the 12 perfumes symbolises a distinct personality and is composed of some of the world’s most precious natural treasures, from Turkish Rose Oil to Tobacco Absolute and Vetiver.
Otherwise known as olibanum, incense is characterised by a balsamic-spicy, slightly lemon perfume. Incense considered a sacred gift in perfumery, symbolises prayer, a privileged form of communication in the Holy World.
Twice the price of gold, iris requires patience and care to deliver its powdery notes. Six years of preparation and 40,000 iris plants are needed to yield just one kilogram of absolute.
One of the scarcest ingredients in perfumery, tobacco grows in Southern Europe. The tobacco leaf expresses notes of honey and leather and symbolises elegance.
Dark, rich and woody, Oud is extremely rare and, due to the cost of extraction and production, is highly prestigious and expensive.
Rose is the queen of perfumery. On average one kilogram of rose oil is taken from 3-5 tons of rose petals, making it a very treasured ingredient.
Native to Southern India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, Vetiver is known as ‘the oil of tranquillity’. It delivers a dense, earthy perfume, characterized by its green colour and slightly spicy scent with a hint of grapefruit. One kilogram of vetiver oil requires 250 kilos of roots (the equivalent of a small field).