Autumn in a bottle: A bouquet of exquisite Mysore
As you prepare for the last weekend of Wimbledon, sip on Pimm’s and lemonade and enjoy the aroma of citrus summer scents, give some thought to the most important item you’ll purchase for autumn – your perfume.
A man’s scent is his signature and the impression he leaves in a room; the right choice will leave the ladies in awe and gentlemen asking for your counsel. Perfume creator extraordinaire, Sergio Momo, presents his selection for AW15 – Richwood.
Centering on the most beautiful ingredient in perfumery, Mysore, a rare sandalwood variety sourced from Sandalum, a genus from the tropical trees in exotic India. The mellow warmth is expertly blended with a halo of crisp citrus, patchouli and dark rose tinged with cassis, reminiscent of a luxurious cru Bourgogne.
The complex character and fusion of components adds a touch of mystery – Richwood was designed to unfold on the skin, adapting to the wearer’s own scent and exuding a splendid aroma of rich and woody autumn air.
Richwood is part of the very first collection from Xerjoff, JX17/17, a celebration of seven scents, each speaking a different language to create an alternative frame of mind. Inspired by the window cabinet of the Minerals and Semi-precious Stones area in London’s Natural History Museum, this range encompasses a Quartz Collection with handcrafted quartz flacons embossed with 18-karat gold and decorated with rubies; a limited edition Murano Collection finished in 18-karat gold and presented on an ebony base with each crystalline flacon numbered and crowned with Xerjoff’s signature stopper; and a Stone Label Collection.
Committed to nothing but the most luxurious materials to befit the most affluent lifestyles, Xerjoff deftly combines old world craftsmanship, rare raw materials, and a contemporary artistic sensibility.