Ocean breezes from the prismatic Black Sea – glints of azure and turquoise light reflecting off ships laden with exotic goods traveling from the Mediterranean, tender airs drifting down from the rose fields of Turkey and Bulgaria. Sweet green herbs, orchards, battles and legends. Byzantium.
This intriguing woody floral amber fragrance opens on the fresh effervescence of lemon, sweet orange, bergamot, cypress and elemi, which yields, giving way to the tender romance of Arabian jasmine, Turkish rose and ambrette seed. The floral heart is beautifully underscored by the persuasive strength of amyris, cedarwood, patchouli, labdanum, benzoin and oud.
Byzantium is not loud or brash, nor is it a punch-you-in-the-face fragrance. Byzantium blooms gradually, sailing serenely from one chapter to another in a slow-reveal of luscious layers. This perfume is a deep-sea voyage, where the sojourn from application to dry-down is sensorily delicious. Byzantium is a cinematic story you’ll want to experience again and again.