Designing a perfume
The world of perfumery is an ancient one. Processes have been refined over millennia and perfumers throughout the centuries have dedicated themselves to designing the most desirable scents. We continue to build upon this noble tradition, designing luxurious perfumes that combine the best of timeless craftsmanship and modern techniques. The inspiration behind our new Noble VIII Perfumes is from a period of history that exuded luxury and sumptuous elegance, the Rococo. The era was defined by excess, beauty and decadent design, and these values formed our Noble VIII Magnolia scent, which has the sweetly feminine magnolia as its heart. Agains this floral centrepiece, we have added top notes of soft fruit, alongside sweet pea and with a base of honeyed vanilla and sandalwood. Each scent has been chosen for its beauty, cohesiveness and relevance to the wider theme. The Noble VIII Immortelle is based on the immortelle flower, a celebrated bloom and scent of the period that chimed with the evocative and sensual feeling of the time. The top notes are bergamot and cardamom set against a sandalwood and papyrus base.The result is a spicy and defiant perfume that feels intuitively masculine.
The quality and magic of a luxury perfume is built on the strength of its ingredients. These ingredients must be sourced carefully and extracted with the utmost care and attention. The very best perfumes rely on an abundance of naturally occurring elements grown in ideal conditions. We source the highest quality ingredients from around the world, using natural elements where possible. Where the use of natural ingredient is not possible, we use advanced scent technology to introduce alternatives. Clive Christian’s Perfumes are defined by high volume of rare and precious ingredients. This allows us to create intense perfumes which are truly extraordinary.
How Fragrance Oil is made
The careful extraction of fragrance oil from raw ingredients is a delicate and complex process. It must be undertaken slowly and with great skill to allow the purest, most fragrant oils to be collected. Extraction methods vary depending on the base plant and the type of scent desired. For many plants, such as the rose, a huge amount of raw materials is required to create a very small amount of the best perfumed oil. Rose Absolute requires 170 Rose de Mai heads to to create just a single drop of the absolute (Absolute is an intensely concentrated scent oil). Clive Christian Perfume always sources oils that have the purest and most concentrated scent. This allows us to produce the very finest perfume.