The Preparation was the starting point for each Impression. A single note that we chose from a library of thousands.
We gave each of our perfumers a Preparation to work with – to do exactly what they wanted, to dream big and create their perfect Impression. To use your Preparation oil, either wear alone, layer under your Impression or carry it with you throughout the day to repeatedly scent your skin and make you smile.
HOW TO USE
While there are no ‘rules’, we recommend that you sweep two or three drops of the oil across clean skin using the wand or your fingertips. We love to apply a little to our wrists, neck and behind our ears. Next, spritz the Impression eau de parfum over the Preparation and layer the two together.
PRÉPARATION CASHMERAN VELVET
Cashmeran Velvet is a synthetic molecule which mimics the scent of warm, comforting woods with a slightly charred and smoky quality. It’s a note that we’re obsessed with for its ability to feel instantly tactile and evoke the feeling of being wrapped in a huge blanket. We couldn’t wait to use it as the inspiration for a fragrance - we love the look on people’s faces when they smell it for the first time.
PRÉPARATION CEDARWOOD HEART
Cedarwood is such a discreet yet magical ingredient, normally used in the base of a fragrance to hold everything together. We love the way Cedarwood Heart leaves a dry, almost pencil-shavings scent on the skin that’s then softened by an unexpected, slightly creamy and almost vanilla like quality. To us it has a real sense of elegance and style about it.
PRÉPARATION JASMINE ABSOLUTE
We’ve selected Jasminum Grandiflora grown in Egypt, for its fresh, natural, almost stem-like scent versus Jasmine Sambac from India which is much headier and more tropical – sometimes cloying at times. As with most florals, Jasmine is presented as a predominantly feminine fragrance, however we’ve changed that and think of it as a really happy, easy to wear, beautiful smell - perfect for everyone.
PRÉPARATION PATCHOULI HEART
Since its cult following in the 60’s, there’s been a love/hate reaction to Patchouli and it’s intense ‘hippie’ scent We wanted to change that and from the moment we smelt Patchouli Heart from Indonesia we knew that this softer, warmer, more modern interpretation was special. As a result, we now have two very different inspirations for you to choose from – both surprisingly creative yet undeniably sophisticated.
PRÉPARATION ROSE OIL ISPARTA
A rose is a rose…or so we thought until we smelt the unique scent of the Rosa Damascena from Turkey. Unlike the ‘traditional’ version that we are all accustomed to, this is a much more complex, living variety, un-mistakenly rose-like in character, yet full of red berries and sweet lychee notes that add vibrancy and elegance. It’s the scent our friends keep asking for.