Kedu, nicknamed "the garden of Java" in Indonesia, is a plain bordered by a volcano. Its soil, which has been made fertile by the ash, is sacred.
Borobudur arises shrouded in mist, a site of prayer constructed on a magical square. Tradition has it that you can purify your soul by throwing sesame seeds—one seed for each passion—into one of its flaming domes. The burnt sesame aromas rise up to the heavens. The husky accents of the seeds, which are symbols of longevity, set the sparkling freshness of grapefruit alight.
It unfolds on contact with grapefruit, neroli, white musk and moss to form an enchanting spell. Sesame and grapefruit come together and merge like the landscape that inspired them, the high plain of Kedu. Nestled on the island of Java, at the heart of Indonesia, this land is fertile, luxuriant and volcanic in one.
Kedu opens with that grapefruit essence, tart, juicy and bright, fleshed out further with supporting notes of citrus and maté. Peppery green freesia explodes like the heat of the volcano, warming the sesame for a composition both floral and fresh but with a toasted complexity.
Top note: Oil of grapefruit, neroli, oil of mandarin.
Heart note: Maté absolute, fressia accord, rose-peony accord.
Base note: Sesame absolute, white musk, moss.
3 KEY NOTES:
OIL OF GRAPEFRUIT, SESAME ABSOLUTE & WHITE MUSK.
Size - 75 mL - 2.5 fl. oz.