The basis of this scent is a twist on two existing fragrances, namely Ambre Russe by Parfum d’Empire and Ambre Narguile by Hermes. The idea came about after a disappointing search for a jasmine scent that does justice to the flagrant and beautiful soft flower. I have named this scent: Sheereen which in the Persian language means sweet. However its meaning does not personally relate to an overtly sweet chocolate cake but rather the sweet taste that develops by adding sugar to restrain and refine a bitter taste. I would like this scent to have the same texture of leather as Ambre Russe but with a rich jasmine-honey combination that runs through to the drydown (as opposed to the amber-vanilla-honey present in Ambre Narguile).
Sheereen should consist of three main notes- leather, honey and jasmine, and the combination would be combined for an intoxicating syrupy honey leather backdrop with a prominent jasmine that stays in the dry down. The jasmine should be unadultered and as close to the flower as possible.
The idea for this scent came about when thinking about a previous trip to Iran, where during one night me and my family returned to my uncle’s house and just outside the neighbours house lay a wonderful bush of jasmine flowers that radiated the most intoxicating jasmine on the starriest of nights and a sleepy desert mountain lay in the scenery. The leather aspect of this scent comes from my avid interest in Jazz and especially the saxophone instrument. The boozy character of the leather should be a quintessence of sophistication and luxury.
The texture of this scent is boozy, the leather-honey plays the role of the carrier and the jasmine should be restrained but deceitful, flapping in and out of the honey-leather mix like a bird that flaps its wing spreading air randomly in all directions.
I see this as a male fragrance, the boozy leather and honey should have some nostalgic touches from the great era of power house fragrances with reasonable sillage but with a jasmine that is debonair and formal.
I see this as a niche scent, designed to suit the great Persian empires of the past. The marketing would be done in the Persian language style to keep it in touch with the alphabetic Middle Eastern touch and the images for this scent should be natural- showcasing the exotic and wild kingdoms that it aspires to replicate. I see this mainly as a mysterious formal scent and so the imagery would be arcane, whisper like, by imitating the most comforting natural imagery that juxtapositions growth amongst decay, just like the Persian Empire of the past would have experienced.
Figure A: How the jasmine should feel when sniffing the scent.
Figure B, the texture and feel of the honey in the scent.
Submitted by Aerandir4