Korres has introduced a series of three perfumes presenting interesting note contrasts inspired by four main fragrance facets: spice, fruit, wood and flower. They are called - the descriptive names are quite long - Rose Wood/Blackcurrant/Cyclamen, Saffron/Amber/ Agarwood/Cardamom, Pepper/Jasmine/Gaiac Wood/Passion Fruit. Special care was taken to develop eco-friendly formulae...
"As part of an ongoing effort to eliminate potential exposure to polycyclic-musk (PCM), nitro-musk and phthalates, Korreshas opted for a fragrance that is free of these synthetic, non-biodegradable compounds that are widely used as fragrance fixatives and are known to cause irritations and bioaccumulation; Korresdeveloped instead a formula, preserved with a natural food-grade antioxidant - Rosmarinus officinalis [rosemary]."A philosophy of perfume is proposed,
The blends incorporate further notes than the ones listed in the titles of the scents.
"What is fragrance nowadays? For George Korres it's an expression of individuality and mood, a reflection of the various sides of one's self. A unique fragrance. Not easy. Not temporary'.[...] A fragrance that is translated into three  different blends, each of which was created independently. Grasse, Tokyo, Genève. One brief, yet three of the world's leading perfume houses working closely with George Korres - one perfume house for each scent."
TOP NOTES: Rose, Pink Grapefruit, Blackcurrant
HEART: Rose wood, Rose, Mint leaves, Freesia, Cyclamen, Lily
DRY OUT: Woods, White flowers
CHARACTER: deep floral, bright, sparkling
FEELING/ CONCEPT: individually feminine, contemporary yet
TOP NOTES: Cardamom, Bergamot, Cinnamon
HEART: Saffron, Cedar wood, Carnation,Sandalwood
DRY OUT: Amber, Agarwood, Vanilla
CHARACTER: oriental, woody, amber
FEELING/ CONCEPT: a timeless male scent, intense, gentle
Pepper/Jasmine/Gaiac Wood/Passion Fruit:
TOP NOTES: Sandalwood, Anise, Vanilla
HEART: Jasmine, Passion fruit, Gaiac wood
DRY OUT: Pepper, White Chocolate, Peach, Green Hop
CHARACTER: spicy-oriental with 'golden' like notes
FEELING/ CONCEPT: an unusual warm, precious scent for both men & women who seek out an individual character fragrance
Each 100 ml Eau de Toilette retails for £38.
Available at Liberty of London, beautyexpert.com, mankind.com
Stay tuned for more on these fragrances.
(Via press release)