The heart of this fragrance is all about the combination of a rich warm spice from Tasmanian Mountain Pepper, fresh crisp green Japanese shiso leaf, and a soft velvet creaminess from Australian native sandalwood.
This fragrance includes a “world first” component in that Tasmanian Mountain Pepper has never been used in fine fragrance before. Not only that, but our friends at Essential Oils of Tasmania have processed the oil extraction using CO2 gas, which has never been done before. The result is the extraction of a smooth, warm, rich, earthy and green spice. This is a new way to present spice in a fine fragrance as compared to the other typical spice notes (pink pepper, black pepper, cardamom, timut etc).
The Tasmanian Mountain pepper is also harvested wild under a strict licensing regime from areas of Tasmania’s rugged west native rainforests. A careful replanting scheme of Mountain Pepper is undertaken as part of each year’s harvest to ensure a steady and sustainable supply of this native Australian plant in future.
~ Craig Andrade