Posted by: Ciara Ramos on April 20, 2016

Mykonos12 : The essence of the sea

‘…redolent of the dew covered blossoms and shrubbery indigenous to this idyllic island, creating a dream like moment of escape. The morning moss covered cliffs fragrantly uplifting evocation of a lazy, sun-drenched summer holiday on the Aegean Sea.’ This fragrance is comprised of Florentine iris absolute, jasmine, Mediterranean bergamot, neroli, galbanum, flowering wild thyme, chios mastiha and Adriatic oak moss.

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After accepting an offer as the fragrance marketing director at a prominent menswear design house in 2009, I knew a big adventure had just begun. I moved to New York City— while continuing to run my own Seattle-based home fragrance brand Anthousa, a bi-coastal year filled with thousands of miles across country. While living in NYC I met and began working with some of the most celebrated perfumers in the world. As I entered into this inner circle of distinguished perfumers the pinnacle moment was a birthday gift. A single bottle of the most delicious, magical potion I had ever experienced, made for me – the essence of the flower, from most passionate master perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, of the Swiss fragrance house, Givaudan®. Now named Fleur09 — the essence of the flower, it immediately became my most adored scent and personal treasure. The more I wore it, the more it became clear it was a treasure that I had to share.  –

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