French niche line Parfumerie Générale has launched No. 26 Isparta, a chypre oriental fragrance. Isparta is named for the Turkish province, known for the cultivation of damask rose.
"The province of Isparta in Turkey is famed for its rose oil, obtained from a variety called ‘Isparta Summer Roses’, which grows profusely in gardens and terraced fields on the soft mountain slopes. The roses are picked early in the morning when they are half-open and their fragrance is the strongest… intense, rich, slightly spicy.”
Behind wisps of burning resins, Isparta hides a woody rose embraced by a velvety animalic accord of red fruit, benzoin, calamus and ambroxan…
Additional notes include Peru balsam, patchouli, frankincense and agarwood.
Parfumerie Générale No. 26 Isparta is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum, €62 - €130.