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30 ml EAU DE PARFUM
Notes: Finest tobacco, sugar, sampaguita, pastillas de leche, elemi
Lips and tongue puckered, the scent of her sweet cigarettes lingers in the air. She is dutiful and silent, with unparalleled warmth of spirit.
A nostalgic fragrance, based on memories of my beloved grandmother and her Philippine homeland of Pampanga. She smoked sweet cigarettes with the lit end in her mouth, a practice known as reverse-smoking that is prevalent in certain corners of Asia. The smoker inhales the smoke directly, while those nearby only smell sweetened tobacco. The fine tobacco represents enduring evidence of over 500 years of Spain's rule over the "Perla de Oriente". A specially-crafted note of pastillas de leche, a creamy candy made from carabao milk, entwines with the the intoxicating aroma of sampaguita flower. Elemi resin, a botanical relative of frankincense that only grows in the Philippines, provides a sense of tranquility that helps to conjure images of Pampanga's vibrant green landscape, which is (ironically) dotted with active volcanoes.