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The Quintessence of Taiwanese Heritage

Notes included:

Mandarin Orange, Strawberry, Pineapple, Oriental Rose, Taiwanese Lupine Flower, Plum Blossom, Dried Hawthorn, Osmanthus Oolong, Fresh Ginger, Amber, Precious Woods, Oakmoss, Civet, Castoreum, Musk


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Formosa, a name once given to the island of Taiwan. It is an old Portuguese word which means “beautiful”. Indeed, Taiwan is a beautiful island that is also known as the Island of Treasures. With this unique fragrance, we explore various “treasures” that Taiwan is famous for. Taiwan is well-known for its variety of fruit produce. Plum blossom, being the national flower of Taiwan, is one of the elements incorporated in this fragrance. Another key element is the Taiwanese lupine flower. Lupine flower, known as “Lu Bing Hua” (魯冰花) in Chinese, is symbolic of the land. We were inspired by the classic Taiwanese film “The Dull-Ice Flower” and its theme song “Lu Bing Hua” to interpret the scent of lupine flower. Overall, Eau De Formosa is a fragrance that pays homage to classical chypres while introducing various Taiwanese elements and being modern at the same time.

The opening of this fragrance features notes of various fruits, namely mandarin orange, strawberry, pineapple, and dried hawthorn fruit. These are some of the fruits that Taiwan is famous for. Besides, the fragrance also showcases a floral heart with notes of plum blossom , oriental rose bouquet, and Taiwanese lupine flower. Notes of osmathus-infused oolong tea and fresh ginger add an exotic touch to the heart notes. In the later stage, darker notes of amber, precious woods and oakmoss gradually emerge from the brighter heart, draping onto a bed of musk, civet and castoreum. The base notes provide a twist to the development of this fragrance, from bright to dark.

Vegan friendly. Not tested on animals. Cruelty free.

Perfumers: Eugene Au & Emrys Au

Officially launched on 30 November 2016

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