“For I perceived that man's estate is as a citadel: he may throw down the walls to gain what he calls freedom, but then nothing of him remains save a dismantled fortress, open to the stars.”
(“Citadelle – Wisdom of the Sands” by Antoine de Saint–Exupéry)
OUD VENTURE is inspired by the philosophical novel “Citadelle – Wisdom of the Sands” by French novelist Antoine de Saint–Exupéry. Choosing a desert prince as narrator, the book explores themes of spiritual morals and values and presents eternal problems of humanity against the austere background of the vivid desert wilderness.
Mystical woody-oriental tones of osmanthus flowers, exotic cardamom and saffron begin an adventurous journey into the unknown.
The mysterious richness and atmosphere of an oriental bazaar is evoked by the rare guaiac wood combined with a smoky blend of precious papyrus essential oil and patchouli.
The warmth of the desert is captured thanks to the aromatic notes of myrrh, black pepper and agar wood.
The goal of this fragrance creation was to work around the Patchouli oil, in an original angle mixing a spicy accord on a woody oud accord and to find the right balance. The fragrance is precious, elegant, enchanting with noble raw materials, it exudes curiosity, depth and warmth just like the themes of the „Citadelle – Wisdom of the Sands” book novel.
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