It is following my discovery of the orchid sanctuary at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden that the idea for this perfume first sprung in my mind. In perfumery, the orchid is synonymous with femininity and voluptuousness and is expressed through an exotic floral note composed of jasmine, rose, clove and milky coconut.
To this main core, I added a soft violet note, whose green and watery character comes together well with the freshness of rosewood, mandarin and sweet fern to suggest the Brazilian coastline.
The base note contains a rich patchouli, an aerial cedar and a touch of incense in honour of the Cristo who, way up on the Corcovado, watches over this city of gods.
Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Rosewood, Black Pepper, Sweet Fern, Violet leaves
Heart Notes: Violet accord (Iris, Powdery, Raspberry), Orchid accord (Jasmine, Star Anise, Rose, Cloves, Milky Coconut)
Base Notes: Cedar, Patchouli, Frankincense, Musks
Family: Floral, Woody
.7 ml. glass vial with dauber
Perfumer: Isabelle Michaud