The Sweet Taste of Autumn
Autumn has so many delicious gifts: nuts, honey, cider apples, berries for jam, pumpkins for pies and sweet hay.
When a perfumer sets out to create an autumnal flavour or smell, they can use the genuine raw material (one can distill beeswax or hay), however more often the perfumer sets out to create a fantasy note using synthetic and natural aromas. Tolu balsam can smell like walnuts, the smell of hay can come from coumarin synthesized in a lab or naturally from tonka beans when placed in a composition with grassy aromatic notes. Fruity notes are almost never extracted from the actual fruit but are synthetic molecules which “read” as fruity.
This edit is more about the perfumer’s talent to tell an olfactory story and to exploit your imagination. This collection invites you to enjoy these perfumes like you would a good play. Rather than focus on mechanisms of the stage, the historical accuracy of the props and whether the Stanislavski method was known to the actors, we’d recommend you to sit back and enjoy the performance. This selection is truly about perfume theater.