The idea behind Gunpowder Rose is to put the English Rose back into perfumery. The company say that "The English Rose has been celebrated as a metaphor for the archetypal delicate, understated beauty. She has, however, been eschewed in the world of perfumery in favour of her more plentiful, outre, cousins from Morocco, Bulgaria and Turkey. However, all that is about to change as Union is to put the flower of England back on the perfume map."
The fragrance includes rose oils and extracts from Lincolnshire and the Stour Valley. In contrast, the scent also includes "embers of charcoal and the piquant fizz of sulphur - the thunderstorm notes of gunpowder!". Other notes include Lovage from Hampshire, Meadowsweet and Violet Leaf from Herefordshire, Blackcurrant harvested in Kent, Oak Moss from Dorset and Oak Bark from Nottinghamshire provide the "earthy forest floor on which this highly charged fragrance rests."
Brozler is at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue, NYC on February 7th from 6pm - 8pm. Those interesting in attending should email [email protected] to rsvp. You can read more about the current four fragrances in our feature on Union from last year.