Not for the timid or the shy, this fragrance is for the pirates who like their balmy evenings long, and who drink their Caribbean rum neat. A refreshing grog with a liquorous heart. A treasure-chest rich with saffron, aromatic davana and absinthe. A dark night illuminated by the floral delights of jasmine, ylang, ylang, rose. And instead of gold and silver – the equally precious oud and noble woods of patchouli, sandalwood and cedarwood, tempered only by rare vanilla, myrrh and amber.
The appeal of sugarcane liquid-gold – as every merchant of the British West Indies knows – is that powered by the twice-daily rations of rum, the long sea-voyage is twice as fast. Back at the London docks, mysteriously, the barrels of rum turn, this time, into sacks of gold.