La Fumée Collection is a vaporous and atmospheric exploration of incense, the beautiful phantom soul of perfume. It echoes the literal meaning of perfume, per fumum, taken from the Latin, meaning through smoke, offering up aromatic prayers, love, yearnings, litanies and fears to the gods above. Precious words spiralling skyward wrapped in precious tendrils of scented haze. English perfumer Lyn Harris created an intense incense collection of luminous miasma, inspired by this most sacred and ancient of olfactive experiences. Emotive incense, resins, aromatic woods, balms, roses and spices travel through time from sacrificial altar via perfumer’s palette to our skin, fumes continuing to rise and rise like contemplative prayers to skies, senses and memory.
La Fumée Arabie
Inspired by the romance of the desert
The exotic dark woodiness of agarwood, or oud, burned by Middle Eastern peoples for generations, provides a foundation for the fragrance. Spicy coriander seed and Turkish rose create a shimmering horizon, carried on the wind by a warm breeze of intense cistus, woody cedar and smoky birch.