Building on the success of the Perfumers Collection launched in 2018 by Christian Provenzano, the Universal Collection has allowed Christian to encapsulate the international nature of his upbringing and experiences. The Universal Collection crosses frontiers in a way a perfumer of Christian’s experience only can, taking us from the enchanting islands of the Mediterranean to North Africa and onwards to India and the Far East, presenting a range with a truly universal appeal.
Intensely tropical passion fruit merge with the earthiness of baies rose evoking the unique feeling of wet earth after a tropical storm, surrounded by fruit trees. The intoxicating headiness of Chinese Osmanthus accentuates the warm and floral orris fusion notes before the intensity of patchouli heart takes hold amid the unexpected enigmatic camphoraceous cedarwood atlas.
Bursting with fresh fruit Ophélie transports you to the beautiful islands of Greece where the unpredictability of the Aegean Sea gives was to azure blue skies, stretching across the horizon as you are immersed in the intensely floral aroma of jasmine sambac with its tenacious and musky undertones. Oakmoss gives the scent sought-after longevity on your sun-drenched skin – you will not want your trip to this Greek paradise to end.
The signature of the Middle East is celebrated in this most striking of Ouds. Citrus spice delights and surprises the nose lulling you into a false sense of security before you fall prey to the animalic and leathery notes of Oud Assafi and the intensely aromatic Cypriol and Cistus Labdanum. Be on your guard! The spirit of oud will capture you!
Expected the unexpected as this is not your typical Sandalwood. Exotic intensity abounds from the outset with a top note of Saffron followed by a sweet and floral north African twist from the fusion of Tunisian Neroli and Moroccan Orange Flower. The creamy depth of Santalum Album, the most prized and valuable variety of Sandalwood from India and Sri Lanka, anchors this most exotic of fragrances with a warm and welcoming embrace.
Innocence turns to intrigue as the youthful notes of Raspberry and Geranium Egypt merge into the powdery complexity of Orris fusion and Violet. Indulgent tones of Cashmeran (blond woods) provide a rich spiciness to complement the gourmand base of Benzoin and vanilla. Musc Poudré is a revelation but one that still manages to hold something back for you to discover again and again.
Opening with a sparkling blend of fruity notes this fresh approach to the flowers of Asia introduces marigold, neroli and rose de mai and magnolia into the heart notes. Enjoy your afternoon tea in the tropics as you are immersed in jasmin sambac before indulging in the creaminess of sandalwood and vanilla. Inspired by trips to Asia this floral accord is light, uplifting and full of hope.