“In summer, the beautiful ladies of court
smear their breasts with sandal oil,
nourish their hair with jasmine oil,
their body with rose water.
That‘s how they prepare for love.”
The inebriating aromas of spice markets and the saturated colours of Hindu temples transport you to the dusty roads of ancient India. Īśvara, a Sanskrit term referring to “the Supreme Spirit of the Universe”, is a journey through suggestions and mysteries, Ayurvedic knowledge and love rituals of the fascinating civilisation of the Dravidians.
We owe the incomprehensible secrets handed down on the seals and constructions of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro, as well as a wealth of advanced knowledge transmitted in the Vedas, the sacred books, to the ancient people who prospered on the banks of the Indus River for a thousand years.
The aphrodisiac Saffron, traditionally diluted in milk, is combined with the balsamic Benzoin to open and complete a composition that recalls the ointments that have always been used in couple's rituals.
A warm and tactile sense of Cashmere envelops the senses. Sri Lankan nutmeg, Java Vetiver and Patchouli enhance the exotic component, rich in aromatic resins.
Īśvara is a provocative blend which inextricably bonds love and perfume, as recommended by the most ancient Indian tradition.
Head notes: Italian Saffron, Nutmeg of Sri Lanka, Petitgrain Paraguay, Tangerine, Bergamot, Lime, Italian Lemon, Plum
Heart notes: Cashmere, Chinese Geranium, Egyptian Geranium
Base notes: Sandalwood, Cypress of France, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Vetiver of Java, Amber, Patchouli, Clary Sage