One of the best rose oils in the world is obtained from the “summer roses” grown in the gardens and hillside slopes of the Turkish province of Isparta… Hence the oriental inspiration of this floral chypre. Of course, Isparta being composed by Pierre Guillaume, a man who’s never shied away from powerful notes, this Turkish delight is robust enough to chew on. Tinted purple by juicy, jammy berries – a natural facet of the flower – his rose petals are embedded in a rich bed of sticky resins. The sweetness of vanilla and cinnamon-tinged Peru balsam and benzoin is balanced by the darker, woody hues of incense, patchouli and agarwood. Amber and musk conjure the velvety softness of the blossom. Are those thorns or claws? This sexy, swaggering beast of a rose will keep you guessing.