SON OF A ROSE
Top: Lemon, Pink peppercorns, Black pepper
Middle: Powder, Rose, Geranium
Base: Amber, Musk, Wooded
The dynamism of the fresh spices is sublimated by the musky powdery dry-out.
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
As the story goes, the son of the rose was born on a wet spring morning just as the birds
arose and the fog lifted from the earth. His birth into the world was silent, the petals
opening as he gained strength and pushed them back. He spent his childhood in his rose,
playing with the grasshoppers and bees that would visit him. However much he loved his
rose and his life among the wild flowers, he desired voyage and exploration. He explained
his woes to his insect friends and each would listen and say they understood, but each were
free to leave and explore on the wing, not trapped by the tall stem and the petals of his
rose. One afternoon he met a butterfly who was travelling past. The butterfly agreed to take
the boy to the next meadow. He jumped on her back and held tight onto her antennae.
They flew through the wind and she spiralled around the tops of the trees. It was the most
exhilarating experience of his life. The boy and the butterfly fell in love and travelled
together on many adventures. So next time you see a butterfly, try to look carefully for the
boy holding on to her back, riding high with adventure.