The journey of Archduke Franz Ferdinand from Austria to the British colonies was the starting point for this perfume, whose Indian notes reflect the colonial splendour of the palaces of Hyderabad. Archduke Franz Ferdinand stayed in the beautiful Chowmahalla Palace as a guest of the richest man in the world, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad. A hint of brandy in the top note evokes images of cut crystal carafes on richly decorated silver bowls. Noble saffron, fruity davana blossoms and earthy patchouli create an exotic contrast to the classic theme of vintage leather and dark woods.
saffron pistils, dry prune, ghost of brandy, bergamot, vintage leather, davana, cistus, oakwood
Pierre-Constantin Guéros with Alexander Lauber