Mansa Musa was the ruler of the Mali Empire in the 13th century. During his reign, Mali was one of the richest kingdoms of Africa, and Mansa Musa was known for his wealth and generosity. During his pilgrimage to Mecca, traveling with an enormous entourage and a vast supply of gold, he built mosques, met with the Sultan of Egypt, and spent so much gold that it caused a 12 year gold inflation.
Spanish cartographers depicted Mansa Musa in the atlas, sitting on a throne, holding a nugget of gold and a golden staff. Mansa means “king” or “ruler” in Maninka.
Mansa by Pernoire is the olfactory metaphor of wealth and generosity.
blackberry, pink pepper, orris, oud, rose, amber, cassis, saffron, patchouli, heliotrope, moss, musk