‘LaAurora’ is dedicated to the scent of incense exuded by the Easter Procession in Granada. I adore incense so this was a early favourite and here it is teamed with two of my favourite ingredients, the wonderfully green violet leaf and zesty bergamot. Add a dash of gurjun balsam, rose and cedar and we have a very sophisticated ambery oriental that lasts the distance.
Top: Bergamote, Cardamom,Violet Leaf
Middle: Atlas Cedarwood, Rose, Carnation
Base: Olibanum, Cashmere Musks, Gurjum Balsam
Ricardo is an incredibly exuberant olfactory ambassador and totally charming and we were like two excitable children comparing notes. Fortunately for me he had some samples of his work with him and it was a real privilege to smell them with their creator and learn about their inspiration and the incredible ingredients that he has used. His background is no less fascinating as he is half Columbian and half Spanish and a successful Fashion Designer to boot! Incredibly well travelled with qualifications in historic textile conservation, Ramos is also an avid collector of ancient banknotes (!!!) so this is a man of great passions and I think that this is abundantly apparent in his perfumes. I love talent and this man has it in spades!
We did the deal on the spot and I am extremely proud to be launching his collection exclusively in the UK this week.