Atkinsons Her Majesty The Oud EDP 100ml
Transport yourself back one hundred years to the heat of the Arabian desert and meet Miss Gertrude Bell, British adventuress, archaeologist and spy. Atkinson Her Majesty The Oud is a glamorous, gloriously feminine celebration of her intrepid spirit and joie de vivre, with layers as deceptive as her double life. Soft, floral top notes give way to a steelier later of piquant saffron, followed by the unmistakable notes of the Orient in musky Oud and a soupcon of vanilla. But the heart of this intoxicating Eau de Parfum is the delicate fragrance of Turkish Rose, as ladylike and alluring as the legendary Miss Bell herself.
From humble camel riders to emirs, everyone called her Khatun, but in London, the bold heroine of Her Majesty The Oud Eau de Parfum was known as Gertrude Bell. In her beautifully billowing muslin gowns, she was that rare thing, an English rose amongst Bedouin splendour. In this rich, spicy-sweet evocation of oud, you travel with Miss Bell, on horseback, through the burning deserts of Mesopotamia alongside tribal horsemen in embroidered cashmere robes. Like her, this deliciously feminine and nomadic fragrance, created by perfumer Emilie Coppermann, laces together Orient and Occident, mingling afternoon high tea delights of sweet red berry jam and apricot-scented osmanthus flowers in the top notes with a heart of saffron, Turkish rose and powdery iris. In the dry-down, an intrepid leather accord, evoking bridle and saddle, is softly rounded by a desert whisper of vanilla absolute and an Assam oud accord, expressing the Victorian elegance of this adventurous horsewoman.