The luxury bathroom and bath specialists Czech and Speake are preparing to re-launch three old favorites from their perfume, or as they prefer to phrase it, "Aromatics" line inaugurated in 1980. A perennial favorite is No. 88 (1981), a dark incense-y rose composition beloved by men, which has remained in production. Now another variation on this theme of the slightly Gothic Brontëan masculine British rose scent worthy of a Heathcliff character will be developed anew with Dark Rose originally introduced in 2003. A lighter, greener Rose dating back to 1985 joins the collection again too, as well as a different floral homage, the sunny Mimosa (1st version, 1986).
Dark Rose, is "A rich and intense perfume. The spicy note of saffron is combined with an elegant bouquet of Bulgarian Rose in the top note. Middle notes feature a mixture of exotic woods, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Oudh unveiling a dry down of liquid amber and white musk."...
Rose is "A dry floral fragrance, Rose has a light, youthful quality with just a suggestion of hidden sensual depth. This tantalising blend is characterised by the exquisite essence of delicate bourbon rose intertwined with a green thread of fresh geranium. At the heart, warm, floral notes of ylang ylang and soothing mimosa mingle with exotic, velvety undertones of patchouli to complete this elixir of flowers."
About Mimosa, "The fragility and softness of the Mimosa blossom is captured in this warm and floral fragrance reminiscent of warm summer evenings. After the initial sensation of Geranium and Ylang Ylang, the soft floral aroma of Egyptian Mimosa and Jasmine evolves with just the subtlest hint of spicy clove."
They are now available for pre-orders and will be shipped from mid-March 2009.
Dark Rose is priced at 75 £ for 100 ml and Rose and Mimosa at 70 £ for 100 ml. Shipping is free within the UK.