A forward thinking chypre fragrance of outstanding depth and subtlety, the eponymous scent from Ruth Mastenbroek is the culmination of a fragrance journey that has lasted a lifetime. We’ll let the perfumer describe this sensational scent in her own words:
‘I have designed my fragrance to evolve from top notes of bergamot, mandarin, pink peppercorn, blackcurrant, and pineapple, through to the heart notes of rose, lily, and jasmine, finally to the rich base notes of exotic woods: patchouli and sandalwood, with oakmoss and musk. My choice of materials was critical: I chose these particular ingredients because I love how they respond to each other and develop on the skin. The accord of bergamot, rose, patchouli and oakmoss forms an accord known in perfumery as ‘chypre’, which is French for oakmoss; I absolutely love this accord! The result is refreshing and sparkling at first, then becomes more warm and floral, drying down into a scent that is intriguing and sensual.'
Top: Bergamot, Mandarin, Blackcurrant, Pineapple, Pink Peppercorn
Middle: Lily, Rose, Jasmine
Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oak Moss
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.