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An elixir blending the aphrodisiacs of many cultures throughout history, Aziyadé draws us into a sensuous feast where the pleasures of love are intimately entwined with those of the palate.
The fragrance opens with pomegranate. For the Greeks, to taste it was to drink the blood of the drunken god Dionysius and experience cosmic union. Candied dates, almonds, oranges and prunes are set alight by aphrodisiac spices. Cardamom, favoured by the Ancient Egyptians for flavouring a kiss; Ceylon cinnamon, an essential ingredient of Roman erotic feasts, where it was dedicated to Venus in her temples; ginger, used in China to stimulate the body, and finally Egyptian cumin, used in the sacred erotic rituals of the Sumerian empire.
Tobacco leaf is conjured with raw Indian patchouli, used in magic rituals to stimulate sexual desire. Vanilla, an aphrodisiac in the Aztec empire, exhales its tawny accords, rounded out by the unctuous notes of carob pods. Tears of Arabian incense blend love and sacred ecstasy.
Drunk on luxury and pleasure, Aziyadé delves still deeper into sensuality. Its animal accords recreate the penetrating scent of the mythical Tonkin musk as the absolute of Moroccan cistus unfurls its resinous facets. Overdosed and concentrated, the refined materials of Aziyadé require slow maceration to develop into a naturally dark-coloured nectar.
More than a sillage, Aziyadé leaves a trace.
Notes: plum, dates, pomegranate, orange, almond, caraway, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, incense, tobacco, French labdanum, vanilla, patchouli, musk.