Chopard's new men's fragrances contain a very special ingredient
Words by Rob Chilton
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The world’s most precious oud is found in four new elite scents
Not all fragrances come from a test tube in a cold and clinical lab. Some, such as the new range of men’s scents from Chopard originate in beautiful forests in the foothills of the Himalayas.
The quartet, grandly titled Gardens of the Kings, contains the world’s most precious oud – Oud Assafi – a resin that is ethically and sustainably sourced from a very rare species of Asian tropical tree grown on the Jalali family plantations in Bangladesh.
The resin takes around 40-50 years to ripen and is renowned for being complex with notes of smoke, wood, leather, tobacco, vanilla and honey. Master perfumer (and very snappy dresser) Alberto Morillas has taken this premium oud to make four men’s fragrances inspired by India, China, the Middle East and South America, details of which can be found below.
Inspired by: the ceremonial dress of a Mughal emperor.
Notes: Jasmine, tuberose and sandalwood.
Inspired by: imperial gardens of the Far East.
Notes: mandarin, lemon, citron, green tea, ginger, patchouli.
Nuit des Rois
Inspired by: Arabian princes and starlit desert nights.
Notes: patchouli, saffron, honey, vanilla, leather.
Or de Calambac
Inspired by: the colour and energy of lush Latin America.
Notes: cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, pepper, cocoa, tonka bean, vanilla, vetiver.
All fragrances are priced at AED 1,420 for 100ml
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