A true expression of the Damascena rose, this is a luxurious hydrating lotion infused with some of our most precious rose distillates in combination with vintage sandalwood and hints of enchanting tuberose. Highly moisturising and nourishing for the skin, each bottle also carries the energy and fragrance of these majestical plants.
How best to enjoy
Gently massage into hands and body post washing.
Rosa Damascena: Known in India as Ruh Gulab or 'soul' of the rose in the Urdu language. We work with rose oils from all over the world but this is one of the most profound that we have had the pleasure of spending time with. A pure expression of not only the rose but also the land and ancestral methods used to extract this oil.
Complex in personality it invokes ancestral memories and is perfume at its finest. Distilled using the traditional hydro-distillation (Deg Bhapka Process) in a small village called Hasayan in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. A 2020 vintage, harvest period March – April and produced in minuscule quantities.
Rosa Damascena:Another beauty from our collection, this is from Dare-Noor, Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan on the border with Pakistan. Part of the wonderfulWelthungerhilfe aid projectthat helps farmers grow, produce and make a living from roses rather than opium poppies. Distilled in traditional copper stills and stored in Florentine bottles to separate the oil from the water (hydrosol).
Santalum album (Sandalwood):Direct from our friends in Indonesia who champion sustainability in sandalwood production across the country. AgedSantalum albumheartwood, this oil interacts on the skin deliciously revealing long sensuous notes; a wonderful expression of sandalwood.
This particular heartwood is over 30 years old and grown and harvested in Gunung kidul, Java Island, distilled by Didik Budy Andayani and produced in very limited quantities.
Polianthes tuberosa (Tuberose):Known in India as Rajanigandha meaning ‘night fragrance’. This is an enchanting 2019 vintage of freshly harvested and extracted flowers collected by local communities in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, southern India.