Inspired by a legendary ruler, Neela Vermeire Creations’ new release Ashoka, is a tribute to an emperor who was conquered by his own compassion at the moment his victory was assured.
He converted to Buddhism and devoted the rest of his life to spreading the Buddha’s teachings, to the truth, to justice and to compassion for all living creatures beneath the sun.
His own evolution from ruthless conqueror to benevolent emperor is reflected in Ashoka’s journey from the fierce opening to a softly floral heart and the gentle embrace of its richly complex drydown.
Top: lotus, rose, water hyacinth, fig leaf, parsley leaf
Middle: osmanthus absolute, cassis, absolute (acacia farnesiana), iris, incense essence, jasmine sambac, fig milk, geranium, ylang-ylang
Base: fir balsam absolute, myrrh, cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla accord, ambergris, birch, Haitian vetiver, leather, styrax, heliotrope.