Francis Kurkdjian conceives his fragrances with people in mind, and
what he wanted for Amyris femme was to express the quintessence of the
Parisian woman, which he defines as primesautière, a word that means
“perky” and “impulsive”.
He also conceives his collection as a fragrance wardrobe for every moment of the day and with the Amyris his’n’hers duo, he wanted scents that could be shrugged on for daywear: chic, but comfortable enough not to demand major commitment before spritzing.
Amyris is a wood formerly known as West Indies sandalwood, which draws its name from the Greek amyron, “intensely fragrant”: it was in rediscovering its scent during exercises with his apprentice that Francis Kurkdjian was inspired to use it. The word itself included “iris”, which yields the core accord of the fragrance: orris butter – a high-quality variety with no rooty-earthy facets – and amyris, which teeters between sandalwood and cedar. To make the austere iris smile like an impish Parisienne, the perfumer wraps it in a sweet, plush lemon blossom and leaves accord and dabs it with a powder puff.
Amyris femme is a Holly Golightly of a fragrance, which sparkles and charms without trying too hard. Slip into it for the office, and it’ll carry you effortlessly into champagne hour.
|How to Use||A perfume can be a delicious whisper that reminds people "I'm here" Make sure your signature scent is saying what you want it to. Apply the fragrance to any of your pulse points, where the warmth of your body helps project the scent more: behind your knees, the inside of your wrists and elbows, at the base of your throat, and behind your ears or diffuse a 'cloud' of perfume in the air and walk through, this will give you an even, all-over scent. Your hair is an excellent perfume carrier (however, never spray directly onto the hair).|
|Ingredients||Notes: Californian orange, Jamaican amyris, Florentine iris, Haitian vetiver, musky amber|