Spirit of Kings Altair Eau de Parfum Unisex 100ml
Hold on tight! Because this fragrance can pull the rug out from under your feet! For Spirit of Kings Altair, fragrance designer Christian Provenzano has conjured up a veritable cornucopia of nature in the bottle. While some of his creations make do with only four elementary ingredients, this bouquet seems to depend on the interplay of many different and unusual nuances. Even a nose spoilt by fragrances must first try to process the many impressions that flow towards us as soon as the golden bottle is opened.
One trick impresses with the first top note of the perfume: where other fragrances are initially dominated by tangy, spicy and fresh notes, Provenzano smuggles clear heart aromas into the top note of Spirit of Kings Altair. Flowery-sweet ylang-ylang and yasmine are mixed in with the Amalfi lemon and confuse the senses. The highlight of the formula is a rather unusual and extremely precious ingredient: truffles. The earthy, nutty and pleasantly sweet addition gives the fine perfume that certain something extra. Because truffle smells extraordinarily of mushrooms, earth, a hint of chocolate and perhaps a hint of musk. Extraordinary in any case!
“So much, but never too much” is also the motto of the base: fresh, tart vetiver nestles up against soft woods, incense, sweet vanilla and white musk. Very daring, very winning! Spirit of Kings Altair takes us on the wings of an eagle into unfamiliar spheres. And that is no coincidence: for Altair, the eponym, is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, the eagle. So in the end, the fragrance artist not only turns the usual fragrance pyramid upside down, but changes it into a shining star in which all components come to bear equally and yet in their own, mysterious way!
It is not only the unusual mixture of precious ingredients that brings the Spirit of Kings fragrances fame and glory, but also the extravagant packaging: the gold-coloured flacons symbolise kings and queens, decorated with coats of arms and crowned with precious stones that look real. Sapphires, emeralds, diamonds – each fragrance star in the line has its own royal spirit. In Spirit of Kings Altair, a luminous red ruby crowns the bottle. It stands for the highest joie de vivre, just like the contents it adorns. The fragrance manufacturer has invented its own story for Altair: For many years there has been war between the kingdom of the sun and the kingdom of the moon. Only the lovely royal children can find their way back to peace through their love. The ingredients of the fragrance are so contradictory, but their union is so wondrous!
Fragrance pyramid of Spirit of Kings Altair
- Top notes: yasmine, ylang-ylang, madarine, blackcurrant, truffle, bargamot, Amalfi lemon
- Heart notes: ylang-ylang, jasmine, fruit notes, gardenia, lotus
- Base notes: vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, amber, incense, vanilla, white musk