MIZENSIR Golden Oud EDP 100ml
One summer evening at the end of August, Alberto Morillas is strolling along the shores of Lake Geneva. He enjoys these moments of peace and tranquillity by the lake, as the summer sun glistens in the pink and azure water. Suddenly, out the corner of his eye he sees two figures pass him, which catch his attention. A sensual and subtle, yet heavy and intense scent fills the air. This perfumer immediately recognises the oud in the perfume impregnating the air. This essential oil, which is sourced from remote corners of Asia, along the Bangladesh-India border, is the soul of Golden Oud.
Known as Oud Assafi, it is the purest essential oil there is, possessing an extraordinary richness. It is perfectly balanced, is leathery and smoky without being animalic, and has delicate balsamic notes. In order to allow its unique qualities to shine through, certain ingredients are added which bring out its different facets. Frankincense and Bulgarian rose give it outstanding delicateness, papyrus brings out its mystery, and Amyris wood and cetalox give it sensuality and roundness.
A captivating elixir for the skin, which is both feminine and masculine.
Swiss Craft House founded in 1999 in Geneva by the master perfumer Alberto Morillas. The exclusive Mizensir Parfums line is the result of a profound reflection by Alberto Morillas. For many years, he has been thinking about the creation and composition of eau de parfum for both women and men. Following a personal creative process and enjoying total freedom, he aspires to achieve the perfect balance, always faithful to his imagination. For Mizensir, he was inspired by his memories of yesterday and today, his many travels, his remarkable encounters, but above all by his famous garden, his Madeleine de Proust. In his image, the Mizensir Parfums line is unique, surprising, diversified, original and unique.
In the heat of Andalusia, the scents of fleur d'oranger, jasmine, rosemary and incense have bathed his youth.
Before going to school, it was traditional to comb one's hair and wear cologne, which could be bought by the litre at the pharmacy. This clean smell, characteristic of Cologne, was the first perfume that aroused his sensitivity. Having followed his parents into exile in Switzerland when he was only 11 years old, Alberto Morillas continued to visit perfume shops, which at the time was rather rare for boys of his age. His fascination with Old Spice, its cinnamon and spice scents and later L'Eau Sauvage by Dior and Un Homme by Caron were the first perfumes he wore on his own initiative.
However, he was unaware that behind each of them was a creator and therefore a profession. The turning point came in 1970, when he was studying at the Beaux-arts in Genève, reading a portrait of Jean-Paul Guerlain in Vogue radically changed his perception of the perfume profession. Without a doctorate in chemistry, he managed to convince Firmenich to offer him a position in the scientific research department on natural essences directed by Dr. Säuberli. In direct contact with the designers who entered the laboratory, Alberto Morillas perfected his knowledge of fine perfumery and began to compose his own perfumes on the sly, despite the ban. Defying the rules in force, he undertakes to present his first juice to the House's authorities... an act that marks his entry into the world of perfumery.
Seduced and surprised, Firmenich suggested to the young man who "creates perfumes without being a perfumer" that he cross the Atlantic and pursue specific training in New York. He obtained the title of Perfumer in 1977 and with the successes of Byzantius de Rochas, CK One by Calvin Klein, Pleasures by Estée Lauder, Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani and Pi by Givenchy, Alberto Morillas received the title of Master Perfumer in 1998. Today, Alberto Morillas is one of the nine Master Perfumers of Firmenich and he constantly pushes his creative mastery to new heights.