Saffron James Ipo ~ new fragrance
Widespread from eastern India to southeast Asia, Pakalana (also known as Chinese Violet) was introduced to Hawaii by immigrants from southern China around 1823. An ancient Chinese tale contends that a troop of savage warriors once seized an enemy castle but that night the aromatic powers of this dusk-blooming flower over took them and by morning the enchanting fragrance had inspired such tranquility, they inexplicably abandoned their conquest.
Since then, like the full moon, the captivating scent of this local favorite has earned a reputation for rousing the most unexpected behaviors.
The notes include violet, Moroccan rose, orange blossom, Tahitian gardenia and lemongrass. Ipo means “sweetheart”; you can read more about the pakalana flower here.
Saffron James Ipo is available in 30 ml Eau de Parfum spray ($85) or 9 ml Eau de Parfum roll on ($38), and can be found now at Beautyhabit. (via beautyhabit)