ATKINSONS in collaboration with PerfumeHolding is launching two new fragrances of the collection The Oud. The collection is dedicated to oud and reflects the idyllic chapter of time when two large and powerful civilizations, England and the Orient, were intertwined perfectly. Fragrances of the collection are inspired by romantic desert intrigues of sheiks, kings and emissaries, as well as by rare and precious types of oud, reminding us this time of Gertrude Bell, Victorian queen of desert and Faisal I, the legendary Arabic king.
“Everyone called her Khatun, from camel riders to emirs. But in London the bold heroine of our latest perfume was known as Gertrude Bell. English adventuress, archeologist, and diplomat of the Levant, Miss Bell was Our Woman in Baghdad during the EmpireÕs prime.
In this rich spicy-sweet evocation of oud we travel with Miss Bell as she did, on horseback through the burning deserts of Mesopotamia alongside tribal horsemen in embroidered cashmeri robes. Like her, this deliciously womanly and nomadic fragrance laces together Orient and Occident, mingling precious Turkish Rose-infused oud with the afternoon high tea delights of sweet red berry and apricot-scented osmanthus flowers. An intrepid leather accord of saddle and bridle softly rounded by the powdery florality of iris and a desert whisper of vanilla expresses the Victorian elegance of this adventurous horsewoman.
Miss Bell in her beautifully billowing muslin gowns was that rare thing: an English rose amongst Bedouin splendour.”