I had a visit, this week, from British Master Perfumer Ruth Mastenbroek and her charming son to unveil her new fragrance. To put this in context, I had been feeling a little down as the last 3 fragrance collections that I have discovered and requested had failed to hit the mark. I just hadn't fallen in love with a single one. Then Ruth arrived and my faith in olfactory talent, innovation and great taste was restored in an instant! 'Dagian' (which means 'dawn' in old English) has it all, and is the most optimistic fragrance to have crossed my desk in quite some time. Ruth translates the beginning of a new day and its "exhilarating hope of a fresh start" with a truly epic explosion of lime, lemon and mint at the top that would wake even the most practised somnambulist. Heart notes of jasmine, orange blossom and a mellifluous sandalwood base evoke a velvety, rather knowing sensuality that is both soapy and deliciously seductive at the same time. My thanks to the Marvellous Mrs Mastenbroek for raising the bar and producing a scent that is energising, sophisticated, culturally relevant and uplifting - what more can one ask?
Top: Lime, Mint, Lemon
Middle: Orange Blossom , Jasmine
A perfumer with 25 years experience working with premium oils and essences, Ruth Mastenbroek has created her extremely personal collection after gaining experience as a nose for other houses. Creating her fragrances from her studio just outside London, Ruth Mastenbroek bases her composition technique on Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, to blend notes harmoniously so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A talented perfumer of extraordinary sensitivity and skill, Roullier White is delighted to present the Ruth Mastenbroek collection.