Annette is already a gifted jazz singer and trumpet player (look for her site for a sampling of her songs), but apparently her artistic talent was not meant to be limited to music. As a passionate perfume lover, she decided to try her hand in creating her own perfumes, hand blended with all natural ingredients. Well, the same success she has in the musical field she deserves to have as a new artisanal perfumer .
Avicenna, her perfume named after the Persian philosopher who first distilled rose oil, is a beautiful, deep oriental. I love the name and I love the fragrance itself and I'm so sorry I won't be doing it enough justice with my words! To my nose, the opening is flaring with orange and cinnamon, followed by a heart where a dark red, spicy, three-dimensional rose unfolds its velvety petals one by one. But being a fan of dry-downs, this is the stage I prefer, warmed by saffron, a delicious beeswax note, precious resins and woods that melt on the skin.
Avicenna is like an aged wine that has to be savoured slowly, while it reveals itself gorgeously, layer after layer.
Rose lovers should try also her Absolue de Rose, a fresh, very realistic rose bouquet.
You can read more about her scents on her perfume site, http://www.naturparfum.net/, where you can also order samples.
Annette, please chime in, you're so welcome!
Notes taken from her site:
Head: Black Pepper, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom, Ginger, Macis, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tunisian Neroli
Heart: Saffron Absolute, Tunisian Orange Blossom absolute, Turkish and Bulgarian Rose Otto and absolute, Moroccan Rose Absolute, Russian Rose Absolute, Jasminum Grandiflorum Egypt, Acacia Farnesiana, Indian Tuberose, Broom Absolute
Base: Beeswax Absolute Supérieur, Opoponax, Elemi, Labdanum, Benzoin, Vanilla Absolute, Mysore Sandalwood, Copaiva Balsam, Hibiscus Abelmoschus.