ROSE EMBERS returns in a different format. Originally made on request as an oil parfum for an enthusiastic patron several years ago, I wanted to revisit it when I decided to retire Embers edp. I retired Embers out of concern for the Indian sandalwood that is difficult to source and fiercely protected due to the dwindling tree stock in India.
Rose Embers uses the same base accord as Embers, however it utilises sustainable (plantation-grown) Indian sandalwood, grown in Western Australia.This is the same variety of santalum as the Indian variety (Santalum album), and very different to our sweet and creamy native sandalwood varieties, (Santalum spicatum and lanceolatum). I find this Sant. album to be generally more potent, less sweet and woodier than the Mysore and East Indian varieties I’ve worked with for years. It’s beautiful, but less delicate, more punchy.
To the new Embers formula, I have included Ta’if rose and Bulgarian Rose otto (steam distilled pure rose essence). So this fragrance is simply a heavenly rose/sandalwood amber. Gorgeous, straightforward, necessary.