A living work of liquid art, our first cult classic was launched as BLACKBIRD in 2012. Named “SEXIEST SCENT” at the International Artisan Fragrance Awards, TOP MEN’S FRAGRANCE by Men’s Journal Magazine and BEST OF THE WEST by Sunset Magazine, this worldly and penetrating perfume contains more than 300 exotic natural essences and a living spirit of it's own.
Black No. 1 has evolved in her identity while retaining all of her magnificence; only the name of this perfume has changed; the formulation is exactly the same. Renaming a top selling fragrance is an unprecedented act in the fragrance world, however Black No. 1 captivates the wearer to a deep and enchanting mystique as it whispers "anything is possible".
Finally - a citrus fragrance that will never spoil. For women, men and everyone in between. she is a perfume for adepts of natural perfumery, initiates of magical aromatherapy (lemongrass and oud are mildly narcotic/psychoactive and foster connection with The Divine) and collectors of vintage perfumes.
A royal bouquet of sustainable and vintage ouds from around the world. A spray or dab alone is exquisite and transportative. When used for meditation or other sacred work, it elevates the seeker to higher planes by opening pathways in the brain which enable us to connect with The Divine.
No artificial oud whatsoever - all varieties are 100% natural and sustainable. The perfect oud for your fragrance layering experiments.
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.