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Ashoka Eau de Parfum

Ashoka Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by Neela Vermeire Creations. The notes of this fragrance are Lotus, rose, water hyacinth, fig leaf, parsley leaf, Osmanthus absolute, cassie absolute, iris, incense essence, Jasmine sambac, fig milk, geranium, ylang-ylang, Fir balsam absolute, myrrh, cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla accord, ambre gris, birch, Haitian vetiver, leather, styrax, heliotrope


Inspired by a legendary ruler, Neela Vermeire’s 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 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 & the gentle embrace of its richly complex dry down.
Ashoka is many things at once – it melds green, milky, earthy, and watery floral notes into one enticing and multifaceted scent. The opening is a refreshing fig leaf, hyacinth, and lotus – but as soon as you think that the scent is all watery and green, the creamy and earthy personality capture you like quicksand – pulling you in and helping you discover fig milk, osmanthus, heliotrope, sandalwood, and a hint of vanilla. These notes provide a velvety lactic quality that is altogether unexpected and totally irresistible. The polarities of water and milk are not only perfectly balanced, but also enhanced and expanded by exotic florals of yang-ylang and jasmine, and grounding and robust notes of leather and vetiver. Ashoka is a brilliant scent for both men and women looking for a complex yet comforting scent to be worn year-round.

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