A Floral Chypre including heady wisps of velvety Rose enlivened with Black Pepper, the memory of an Oriental night.
This singular composition has been crafted according to the traditions of French Haute Parfumerie, using only the finest precious primary ingredients inspired by the travels of the botanist Louis Feuillée.
Perfume 100%* Vegan
Collection developed in Grasse
Up to 86%** Materials of Natural Origin
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* 100% Le Couvent products are registered with the Vegan Society
** Calculated according ISO 16128 regulations - % natural components across the whole range of ‘Parfums Remarquables’
This journey to the Orient begins with vigorous Bergamot top notes and other citrus aromas. Then Turkish Rose chimes in with is velvety and voluptuous character, under which spices and the dark perfume of Black Pepper reside. SMYRNA's final flourish contains all the promise of distant lands with its enigmatic and intoxicating woody, milky notes.
"SMYRNA tells a night at the gates of the East. The voluptuousness of a spicy Rose. "
Creative Fragrance Director
DAMASK ROSE ABSOLUTE
Turkish Rose is picked by hand at dawn to avoid the petals oxidising before being mixed. It is then distilled to obtain the precious essence. A hundred and fifty thousand roses are needed to produce a few grams of essential oil. Damascena is the Pétrus of perfumery: profound, mysterious, the eternal queen.
ESSENCE OF BLACK PEPPER
Its berries are picked and then dried, reduced to powder and distilled to extract the essential oil of Black Pepper. Black pepper may be a little spicy to the taste, but it is its incisive freshness and mystery that burst through in a perfume.