L'HISTOIRE OUBLIÉE DE DUNHUANG
Discontinued & Vaulted
Mandarin Orange, Orange Blossom, Orris Butter, Rose, Jasmine Tea, Lotus Flower, Mixed Spices (Cumin, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Clove), Sandalwood, Patchouli, Bitter Almond, Hay, Amber, Vanilla Bean, Cashmere, Musk
Format: Extrait, Mixed Media
Perfumers: Eugene Au & Emrys Au
- LIMITED EDITION -
Dunhuang (敦煌), an ancient city once flourished and well-known to the world for its strategic location where the famous Silk Road passed through it. In this scent composition, we are inspired by the mysterious history and lavish art of this ancient city. We imagine the atmosphere and ambience of this major stop on the Silk Road during its golden era, and interprete it in the form of haute perfume. Trading of many kinds of commodities and produces were once carried out in Dunhuang. Spices, cashmere, exotic flowers, tea; these are some of the commodities that had travelled across the Silk Road and had been traded in this city of Dunhuang many centuries ago. Different cultures from different parts of the world met each other over here and assimilated into a unique, one-of-a-kind multi-cultural heritage that belongs to Dunhuang alone.
The scent opens with a mixed blast of mandarin orange, orange blossom and lotus flower, which then leads to revelation of heart notes of rose, jasmine tea and orris butter. Notes of mixed spices then spike through the heart notes, teasing the wearers with spicy notes of cumin, cinnamon, star anise and clove. At the later stage, woody notes of sandalwood and patchouli join the orchestra, adding an incense-like effect to the composition. Slightly gourmand-like notes composed of bitter almond, hay, amber and vanilla bean further decorate the dry-down, while cashmere and musk provide a smooth, soft, lingering ending.