OPTICO SRI LANKA
A bracing mix of ginger and Ceylon tea with a delicate exotic twist
Sri Lanka is an intoxicating yet delicate perfume with a pleasantly spicy and exotic accord. It opens with zesty notes of ginger, a root commonly found growing on the island off the coast of India, to then reveal a seductive heart of Ceylon tea, a precious ingredient with invigorating properties. Base notes of vetiver and Lebanese cedar finish the fragrance, leaving a long-lasting trail and unforgettable impression.
Legend has it that tea was discovered by an Indian buddhist monk named Dharma. During a trip to China, the monk committed himself to an extremely long meditation session. At the end of the seventh year of uninterrupted meditation, he suddenly fell asleep. When Dharma awakened, he decided to punish himself by removing his own eyelids to never sleep again. Buddha was moved by such devotion, and where Dharma had buried his eyelids, tea plants with eyelid-shaped leaves began to grow. The monk chewed on some leaves and they immediately revived him; he could then meditate without yielding to tiredness.
TOP NOTES Calabrian Bergamot, Sicilian Sweet Orange, Ginger, Pink Peppercorn, Star Anise
HEART NOTES Red Tea, Lebanese Cedar, Vetiver, Sandalothe Valley
BASE NOTES Amber, Tonka Bean, Musk, Vanilla Beans