Kismet, heady trail of Ottoman spy
. Top notes: bergamot, lemon, bitter orange essential oil
. Heart notes: May rose absolute, Bulgarian rose essence and patchouli.
. Base notes: labdanum, opoponaco, Bourbon vanilla.
The beautiful Ottoman spy sketched a smile at the small glass bottle enclosing a perfume created for her. It looked like a harnessed elephant, an allusion to the verses of Valmiki, the poet of the Ramayana, because she was believed to be Indian. The origins of Kismet, spiritual and polyglot, were a mystery. She was for years the queen of the Parisian soirÃ©es of the happy twenties, until one day she vanished, never to reappear. Only the memory of her intoxicating trail remains, that of the perfume Lubin had created for her.