Combining the floral elements and folklore of the Carpathian Mountains, Carpathian Oud is an homage to the great Bram Stoker story, Dracula and his love and eventual longing for his homeland.
Concentration: Parfum, set into our carrier base of Organic esprit de sucre.
Fir Balsam Absolute, Rhododendron Absolute, Laurel Leaf, Geranium Rose, Carnation Accord, Mountain Poppy Accord, Orris Butter, Iris Accord, Wild Violet Accord, Cloves, Cumin, Cinnamon, Oakmoss Base, Natural Brown Oakmoss, Amyris/Sandalwood Blend, Indian Agarwood Oil, Laotian Agarwood Oil, Oud Accord, Civet Reconstruction, Vetiver, Opopanax (Sweet Myrrh), Nutmeg Absolute, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Muscone, Castoreum Reconstruction, Classic Natural Amber Base, Benzoin Resin
Review Notes: To my senses, her latest composition Carpathian Oud is wistfully melodic, bright and dark as a Rom lullaby—much like the Kalyi Jag one I love so dearly. It tugs at my heartstrings with a longing for intimacy. If Bram Stoker's Dracula is Gary Oldman [and I sincerely hope it is; he is my favorite, most nuanced of all time!], then he must exude this fragrance when he seduces his prey, for it has an ancient rightness to it. Carpathian Oud is no Blood Countess perfume. Elizabeth Bathory does not enter into it; there is no cruelty inherent here, no torture—only the gently mournful beauty of the mountains, the countryside, the exquisite sense of isolation and longing for union and homeland. Excerpt from Scented Snippets written for Fragrantica. Ida Meister.