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.
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.
2018 batch reformulation contains a very large amount of night-blooming jasmine.
Planetary and Personal purpose:- Byzantium perfume is all about commerce, trade and the ebb and flow of money; an energy construct devised by human beings to enable storage of that which we represent or produce in measured increments. The deconstruction of money has been reduced to a state of virtuality, in transactions that bear little or no weight of evidence in the physical realm, and merely serve as contractual ideas upon which we agree to conduct our business.
Byzantium perfume assists us in deploying our skills in order to mobilise the transactional energy of that which is real. Goods and services, produce, skills, talents, knowledge, resources, crafts, medicines, tools, toys and trinkets. Byzantium returns us to the marketplace in order to transact with humanity’s infinite capacity to imagine and innovate. It eschews dystopian and fractured currencies of social control, competitive popularities and personal worth ratings. Instead it reminds us to manifest materialities… food, shelter, necessities and comforts.
Image: Byzantium. acrylic on canvas TR©2009