Osmanthus, The Different Company
The Different Company's Osmanthus - "the reminiscence of a Chinese garden". The osmanthus fragrans is a Chinese tree whose scent is often referred to as "the Perfume of perfumes". Due to its scarcity, the osmanthus is very seldom used in perfumery. We have (until now) been deprived of this stunningly beautiful fragrance as its use in commercial aromatic preparations is restricted to small quantities.
The osmanthus flower blooms in autumn and its most intense aroma emanates from the most frangible of the existing species, floating and dancing on whispers of breeze, touching the hearts of the Chinese with nostalgia and remembrance of things past.
Its purely poetic refinement is depicted in legend involving the giant, Wu Gang, who, driven mad with jealousy, repeatedly attempts to eradicate Osmonthe due to its pure and intoxicating floral redolence.
Jean-Claude Ellena designed this first of the series in an effort to keep alive the memory of an emotion that struck him during a visit to The Forbidden City - bestowing us with the delicacy of this distant land and the mysteries of its most prized flower.
TDC's Osmanthus is a delightfully fruity, floral fragrance - and yet it's also supremely sophisticated and almost impossibly elegant, rendering it just as perfect for a summer brunch at the lake as it is for a black-tie New Year's Eve.
Notes: Osmanthus, Vert de feuille (green leaf), bergamote, orange, mandarine, rose, baies roses, castoreum, foin (hay), musk.
Available in two sizes; simply select from the drop-down box.