Prudence Imperiale 1 EDP 100ml VapoRegular price £200.00 Save £-200.00
After being invited to Yekaterinberg in 2014, Prudence was inspired to create a new women's eau de parfum collection. The historic city situated in the Ural mountains, which are rich in minerals and form the gateway to the Siberian plains, is also inextricably linked to the murder of the Imperial Romanov family in 1918 after the Bolshevik Revolution of the previous year. History is often difficult to reconcile and the present-day magnificence of St Petersburg is testimony to the respect now given by Russia to its imperial past and the magnificent orthodox churches in both St Petersburg and Yekaterinberg attempt to give closure to this painful episode. Prudence did not want to exploit the tragic past, but preferred instead a discreet form of tribute that acknowledged both past and present. The collection is a profound and wistful reflection of melancholic opulence. It is a range of fragrances with no individual names, only numbers, and each one is presented in an elegant black bottle using a crown as a stopper. Cedar, patchouli and oud mingle with clove and sandalwood, swirling around sensory corridors that take us to the Imperial staterooms. Elsewhere bergamot, néroli, jasmine and rose transport us to the summer palace and in all, over 40 essential oils have been used to create the six memorable fragrances. No. 1 has top notes of plum, bergamot and peach which give way to a heart of cinnamon, clove, immortelle, jasmine, rose and ylang-ylang. A sensuous dry down of cypress, cumin, ambergris, white musk, oakmoss, oud, patchouli and sandalwood rounds out this Fruity/Chypre fragrance!