East is an oriental amber fragrance featuring white lotus, ginger lily absolute, tiare (Tahitian gardenia), ylang ylang, vanilla tincture, amber accord, Mysore sandalwood, Sumatran patchouli and Virginian cedarwood.
Sometimes I have really craved a floral woods fragrance that I can wear whenever I feel a little bit flat or tired; a radiant lei to lift my spirits and encircle me in a translucent bouquet of bliss. So, I created East; a luminous veil of exotic flowers and woods to remind me of the beautiful traditions of many Asian cultures where flowers and incense are reverently placed as offerings to the sacredness and the preciousness of life-in-nature.
Although the ‘weight’ of the original fragrance was quite airy and light, East longevity, sillage and radiance have been recalibrated to be more savoury, more solid. East is a silken shawl of personal splendour, one that trails gently in your wake leaving others feeling …. just inexplicably, momentarily happier.
East features the combined luxury of my two favourite hand-blended tinctures:- ylang ylang and vanilla planifolia. These wondrously compatible elements are perfectly grounded by my signature amber accord. The vanilla tincture used in this fragrance is deeply rich and earthy, a natural vanilla, and definitely not the sickly sweet synthetic vanilla used in so many mainstream commercial fragrances.
Batch 4/19 – added a large amount of Mysore Sandalwood, highest grade Sumatran Patchouli and Virginian Cedarwood to better balance the intense floralcy. More robust, far more unisex.