Perfumes Inspired by Africa3 min read
Unrightfully called the Black Continent, the most colorful African kaleidoscope can be best sensed in the indigenous scents that are interwoven in the bold tribal costumes and the colors of the African flora and fauna, personified in various perfume bottles.
Africa translated into olfactory words means raw passion, dynamic combinations, brazen effects and wild, primordial sensuality. It means dry spices, heat, wood and spice dominated fragrances with a touch of resins….
The following selection of perfumes will take you on an unforgettable scent-laden safari through Africa, which you can wear on your skin, knowing that you already wear its sensibility deep underneath it.
It is a warm, aromatic and powdery perfume that surprises you like an African sand dune, changing its hot arid landscape under the meticulous directives of the wind.
The perfume makes love to your skin, keeping it scorching hot… Ylang-Ylang, golden amber, Italian lemon, South African buchu leaf, and Tunisian neroli make you feel isolated in your own bubble of pleasure, separated by civilization by a strip of natural scents.
The much valued gemstone, the African amber is celebrated in its finest artistic glory in this composition by Prada. It is like an amber bead choker clinging close to you, its main intention is to beautify you, like an intricate jewelry piece that intensifies your personal style.
When Cleopatra wasn’t busy keeping the world at its knees, she would often stay in her palace overlooking the Nile and enjoying the scents of the maritime caravans rolling on the river: incense, peonies, various fruits…
According to Shakespeare’s drama “Antony and Cleopatra”, the Egyptian Pharaoh had the sails of her ship perfumed with the most fatal scented oils in order to announce her colossal arrival in Rome. Fig oil would probably make the perfect scented herald.
And Moroccan Fig is everything that the Queen of Egypt would have wanted from a modern-day fragrance:
It is raw with passion yet so natural. Its sillage and longevity mirror the name, inviting you to join the wild African dance of bergamot, milky fig and earthy notes of cedarwood and bark in an inexplicably powerful fragranced tribal pattern…
Her hair drenched in lemon water, her neck embraced in necklace, her heart imprisoned in love. Although her reign has ended a long time ago, the scents that travelled the Nile has still remained, haunting us with their beauty.
Moroccan Fig by (MALIN+GOETZ) is an olfactory memory keeper and future promises vouch. It is fruity, sweet, sophisticated, fresh, a staple of every woman’s olfactory wardrobe hunted by passion.
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