As Sawira is the latest addition to fragrance specialists Penhaligon’s offering. Inspired by the city of Essaoiura, which became the first seaport of Morocco in the nineteenth century- the fragrance is a woody and resinous chypre.
The scent opens with bergamot and saffron, alongside bitter herbal notes of absinthe and davana. At the heart there is a bouquet of roses, carnation and jasmine with an animalic warmth from labdanum and amber. The base includes a velvety, smoky drydown of guaiac, sandalwood and patchouli which is supported by the resinous appeal of oud and myrrh, sweetened by vanilla and musk.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Davana, Saffron, Absinthe
Heart Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Carnation, Clove, Cardamom, Labdanum
Base Notes: Amber, Oud, Myrrh, Gaiacwood, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla, Maltol
Perfumer: Christian de Provenzano
As Sawira will launch in all Penhaligon’s boutiques in January 2015 and is priced at £150.