Journal Notes: We wanted the first fragrance from Dragon Perfumes to be based on the traditional scent structure known as Chypre. We also wanted it to feel a little barbershop-ish (Bergamot and Rosemary) yet be delicate enough to be appreciated by both men and women, so we boosted the Jasmine Sambac (secret - I'm also using a Jasmine Sambac based attar)
The initial versions of Crown were great, but not as intense as we thought it should be. We also amped up (safely) the level of Oakmoss and tried a couple of different natural musks. The final decision was to go with Ambrettolide and large amount of Ambergris. Btw - We only use beach cast Ambergris...as supplied by a friend and his ambergris smelling dog...from Ireland.
Who knew Bergamot could vary so much depending on the supplier...we discovered that the hard way. We've reformulated Crown twice trying to figure out the best choice for the citrus backbone.
Crown also contains several non olfactory materials that contribute energetically to your well being. We included essences of: Chicory, Agrimony, Mimulus, Vervain and Gentian. These essences promote self worth, flow of life, fearlessness, resoluteness.
...more notes to come