Frater Perfumes Eram 100ml Parfum
Wild Galbanum, Bergamot, Lemon
Narcissus, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley Persian Rose, Bourbon Geranium, Clove Bud
Costus, Mousse de Saxe, Sandalwood Musk, Civet, Oakmoss
GENDER: Feminine TYPE: Floral COLLECTION: Classic
Eram (meaning heaven in Farsi) is named for ancient Persia’s most revered garden: Bagh-E Eram. The perfume opens with the green penetrating odour of wild Iranian galbanum, freshly pressed citrus peels and a whisper of French narcissus. The rich heart of Persian rose and poet’s jasmine is juxtaposed with a thoroughly modern lily-of-the-valley accord with animalic costus root ever lurking beneath the surface.
But the soul of Eram is Mousse de Saxe—a long forgotten perfumery base of exquisite East India sandalwood, heady florals, and leathery isobutyl quinoline created in 1912
by Mme Edgard De Laire; Eram returns this long-forgotten jewel to the limelight.
Perfumer’s Notes: Behold the gardens of the earth
Eram is a green chypre fragrance for the classic woman, the stylish woman, the woman who has enjoyed an impetuous youth but now lives a life of refined elegance. Eram is cool and fresh yet rich with luxurious floral notes and numerous nods to the golden age of perfumery.
I created Eram chiefly to explore the nuances of an exquisite wild extraction of galbanum that I had been offered by one of my regular suppliers of rare oils. On first smell I was drawn
immediately to the exotic and far distant gardens of the Middle East. Eden, the most famous garden and the wellspring from whence man was brought forth was too obvious a choice. Nebuchadnezzar The Great's famous hanging gardens of Babylon were another option, but in the end it was a dusty old leather-bound book of poetry that led me to Bagh-E-Eram. The Eram garden is a treasure of ancient Persia and it remains to this day in Shiraz. It was constructed during the 11th century A.D. and was named after a legendary Persian garden that was meant to be an earthly competitor to Paradise.
In that book (formerly belonging to my grandfather) the great Persian poet Abu Nuwas describes fields of precious narcissus depicting them as eyes, a common metaphor in his time.
“Behold the gardens of the earth, and consider the emblems of those things which Divine power has formed: eyes of silver everywhere disclosed, with pupils like molten gold, united to
an emerald stalk; these avouch that there is no one equal to God;”—Abu Nuwas (A.D. 756– 814)
From the pages of that dog-eared and cherished poetry book emerged the harmony of green notes for Eram: wild Persian galbanum, the historic Mousse De Saxe base and the most
beautiful narcissus oil hand distilled in France according to the ancient today.
methods still in use.
Frater Perfumes is a luxury artisanal fragrance house creating rich, unique and exotic scents. They make extraordinary perfumes for extraordinary people. Made in New Zealand.
A grand obsession by founder Jamie Frater. For nearly a decade Frater has built a library of the most prized and exotic fragrance materials. This library and Frater's obsession with classical luxury has guided the creation of this collection of perfumes.