Our 2023 Eid special, Corduene, our special ballad dedicated to two of the most beloved olfactory pleasures, oud and costus root. IFRA restricted now, costus oil is one of the most beneficial materials to have ever been used in perfumery, you won't believe how much it has been used in the 20th century great classics, and its a shame it is restricted in use nowadays. All the reconstitutions fail to impart even a fraction of the beauty that costs root imparts on a perfume. Its importance is equal to - if not more than- musk and ambergris, it can work in every accord and transforms a perfume in a magical way.
For this perfume, we processed our own royal grade Indian costus root oil, which is almost impossible to find now, and we coupled that with one of the most beautiful aged Bengali oud oils. Both materials are twirling around a melange of roses from Iran and Turkey, as well as Swedish castoreum and pyrogenic myrrh absolute from the royal vault of Sultan Qaboos, may God rest his soul. The pyrogenic myrrh absolute provides occasional incense-laden whiffs that complement the other notes in an amazing way.
Corduene, the ancient name of the region of Kurdistan- which happens to be one of the most beautiful regions in the world located between Iraq, Iran, and Turkey - is our inspiration for this perfume. The ancient culture, the incense ceremonies, the leathery dewy horse saddles, as well as the most beautiful roses.