Indie fragrance boutique The American Perfumer will launch Desert Flower, a new limited edition floral chypre fragrance developed by Maria McElroy of Aroma M.
This perfume initially recalls the quintessential American road trip. The memory of our family crossing the Mojave Desert; tumbleweeds rolling over an expanse of desert under fast moving clouds tinted deep purple. We would drive for hours, the road- sun bleached and lonely, but for a passing cowboy on his horse. As a teenager, the road trips would have me reciting Jack Kerouac lines; the beat poet’s words from On The Road, a soundtrack to my daydreaming in the long hours in the car, as it sped down the deserted two lane highway leaving a trail of dusty sand.
Several decades later upon arriving in Morocco, I found the terroir reminiscent of my American Western roots. As I journeyed further into the Sahara desert, I was overwhelmed with it’s [sic] vastness and poignant beauty of the velvet evening sky illuminated by stars so bright I swear I could grasp them in my hand. I imagine wandering into the endless desert; its violet shadows and silence, its sand and sweet flower aroma swirling and lifting to cloak me with mystery and nostalgia.
Desert Flower is composed exclusively of rare, vintage Arabian oils: Lina (Desert Flower), honey, cedar, muguet, flower of honor (Desert Flower), Moroccan oud, Moroccan vanilla, Moroccan violet, chypre, and Moroccan Amber.
Desert Flower will debut at American Perfumer in December, $150 for 30 ml Extrait.
(via press release)