As Sawira by Penhaligon’s
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