Star Notes

Peony... voluptuous, sensual yet fragile and fresh, a national emblem in China and Japan symbolising beauty and abundance. Oudh... One of the most expensive ingredients that perfumers can use. Truly unique, it works brilliantly with the sweet and floral notes of Scherzo. Sweet Note (Maltol)... Fitzgerald writes descriptively of the real roses "looking like sugar flowers in a confectioners window". Maltol is a naturally occurring compound found in the bark of larch trees and pine needles.

A multitude of blooms: dark red rose, clouds of peony and sunny yellow narcissus...



“…She walked on, between kaleidoscopic peonies massed in pink clouds, black and brown tulips and fragile mauve stemmed roses, transparent like sugar flowers in a confectioner’s window.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald