"Kazimi has connected the best on an emotional level with me as this kind of rose is what I prefer to wear"- Mark Behnke, Colognoisseur.
"Addictive. Regal. The darkest, dirtiest (in a good way), spiciest and most opulent, resinous rose I have ever smelled - PERIOD." - Max Forti.
"An astonishingly beautiful rose fragrance, in fact, it's the most gorgeous rose perfume I have ever had the absolute pleasure of smelling" - Joseph Sagona, The Scented Apprentice.
"This is a scent of amazing beauty - the staying power is incredible." - Anisia Beauty
Top Notes: Hints of white ginger, ruh gulab (an attar style rose oil) Edward Rose and Rose Bourbania twinkle in the opening.
Heart Notes: Rose Apothecary Concrete Tincture, Rose Otto (very special French process using petals only: a boutique Robertet product. ) White Rose India, Wild rose (alchemical rose with corolla) small batch distillation of red cedar heartwood wildcrafted in USA. The unexpected X factor in this perfume emerges here: Green Heart Wood from Kenya. Exceptionally rare, this oud-like note is hardly detectable to most noses, yet imparts it’s magic for an amplifying and softening effect that is dreamy, ancient and spacious.
Base Notes: Opoponax resinoid is sweet, and smells vintage, hinting at suede. The accord is made possible with generous amounts of natural Oakmoss. Our house blend of Oud is apparent but never overpowering - oud has been a constant companion to rose throughout the history of perfume making. Africa stone and Ambergris ground the perfume with a cruelty-free, yet animalic, musky patina. Exotic spices are present during the entire drydown, providing interest without dominating.
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*Kazimi is a true “Oriental” so there are far fewer top notes than are found in classic rose perfumes. It can be called a Floriental and technically fits the definition of a soliflore as there are no other florals here besides rose. An overabundance of top notes would drown out the rose and interfere with the beauty of the vintage nature of the perfume. Just as a rose bush can live for hundreds of years, producing more fragrant and beautiful roses with each passing year, this perfume will continue to beautify with the passage of time. All of the rose notes in this perfume are 100% natural - this is unheard of in niche perfumery, where it is a universal practice to stretch natural rose oil with synthetics and isolates.
ABOUT THE NAME: Cazimi is an medieval astrological term which means “in the heart”. Cazimi is a Latin transliteration of the Arabic term kasmīmī, which means “as if in the the heart”. The Arabic term appears to be a translation of the Greek term egkardios, which literally means “in the heart”. Rose oil has a well known effect on the heart and the subtle bodies. Rose can adjust the patterning (spaces between beats) into coherence (sort of like music or chanting) to alleviate stress, depression and ignite self love. A universal symbol of beauty, natural rose perfumes have always been considered “sacred blends”. The blue rose is esoterically known as "The Druid's Rose" and it's appearance signifies the advancement of the inner alchemical mysteries.