'Zambra' is inspired by Flamenco which I love, so I was halfway there before I inhaled! However the scent lived up to the challenge and has a throbbing heartbeat of amber, chypre and vetiver crowned with a flourish of bergamot, lemongrass, citronella and basil
Top: Bergamot, Lemongrass, Citronella, Basil
Middle: Lavender, Jasmine, Clove
Bottom: Vetiver, Chypre, Dry Amber
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.