This scent started at an intriguing party, a celebration of the five senses, based on the Medieval tapestry series, The Lady and the Unicorn. (You’ll recognise them if you look it up.) There’s a lawn, which would have been herbs not grass in those times, to release fragrance as people walked on it. There are fruit trees but you can’t tell what the fruit are, so we used peach aldehyde and buchu – imaginary peaches and blackcurrant wine gums – to represent them (and to feed the mysterious allegorical monkey). We added hay (for the unicorn) and leather for if we wanted to put a saddle on him and ride him, many roses – a servant woman was carrying them – woods, oakmoss and deep balsams. And so it became a magical, moving chypre (which ended up accidentally smelling almost exactly like a vintage chypre. We wouldn’t have nailed it better if we’d tried.
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