Shanghai Tang’s Silk Road Fragrance Collection is all about the spirit of adventure through East to West, much like the brand’s philosophy of fusing Chinese with Wester fashion. Inspired by China’s rich history involving the fabled Silk Road, the fragrance collection is concocted by master parfumier Carlos Benaim, who is the winner of the American Society for Perfumers Lifetime Achievement Award. Benaim has also created signature scents for Armani, Carolina Herrera, Prada and Maison Martin Margiela.
For the Silk Road fragrance collection, Benaim had drawn upon his personal travels to China for the five female fragrances and three male fragrances. Each one highlights one or two 100% natural ingredients that are connected to the Silk Road. Each fragrance is also housed in a bottle that features the SHÓU, a Chinese symbol of longevity engraved on the cap. A special customised engraving is used to ensure that no two bottles will be the same.
Our favourites among the fragrances are – Rose Silk, a romantic rose and narcissus scent with cardamon, vetiver and musk notes; Orchid Bloom that smells of orchid flower with rose, juicy berries, musk and patchouli notes; and L’Orient, a masculine scent that we would wear too as its not too masculine but has lots of warm notes with its mix of pink pepper, elemi, vetiver, leatherwood and cedarwood.
Price: HK$880 /90ml
Where to buy?
From Shanghai Tang boutiqes
- Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2525 7333
- Shop 105, Level 1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Road, Hong Kong. Tel: 2918 1505
Photos credit: Shanghai Tang