Parfum d’Empire fragrances are always highly concentrated both in rich natural essences and intense emotion. But even so, Azemour stands apart. Just as Eau de Gloire was a tribute to Corsica, the homeland of Marc-Antoine Corticchiato’s family, Azemour is a loving reminiscence of Morocco where he was born and grew up.
The name is taken from the ancient city of Azemmour on the Atlantic coast, near the orange groves his parents once owned. As for the scent, it is an olfactory landscape that captures the exhilarating fragrances of the orange tree, from the fruit and leaves to the flowers and bark, generously sprinkled with a blend of spices.
A glorious quality of hay absolute, oak moss and henna absolute ? a typically Moroccan scent reminiscent of Argentinean maté ? conjure the dry vegetation of the groves and dunes. A tiny, briny accent (no, it isn’t an aquatic note) adds a touch of sea spray. Wood notes trace the undulating silhouettes of cypresses in the Atlantic wind.
And best of all, for those of us who love classic fragrance families, Azemour is a robust, vibrant, hesperidic chypre, so full-fleshed you’ll feel you could bite it.