(100ml/3.4oz Eau de Toilette)
The green, resinous, woody scent of the Pistacia lentiscus, a tree that grows all around the Mediterranean, immidiately conjures the Spanish or Corsican maquis. The perfumer has captured the aroma rising from its branches on rocky paths under the blazing Mediterranean sun. Here, lentiscus is used in two forms: the powerful green essential oil is boosted by galbanum in the top notes, and the absolute blended with cistus labdanum and dry woods in the heart. Their crackling, resinous facets are drawn into the dry down by two natural allies, vetiver and cedar, enhanced by a skin-loving cocktail of musks tinged with ambergris.
Top note: mastic essence and absolute, galbanum
Heart notes: cistus, cedarwood, vetiver
Base notes: musk, ambergris
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The house of Phaedon was founded by two Parisian aesthetes, A. Phillipe & M. Stromberg. A zoomorphic emblem representing two Assyrian griffins crowns the legendary Phaedon of Elis. Born in Elis, Greece in 400 B.C., then captured by Spartans and bought by an Athenian slave trader. He was serving meal when one of the guests asked his new master a question. Phaedon was the one who answered the guest, who was none other than Socrates. Dazzled by Phaedon's wit and beauty, the philosopher bought the young man and made him his disciple. Phaedon's scents, composed by guest perfumers, come in either eau de toilette or highly concentrated eau de parfum.
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