Dominique Ropion
Narcissus
Self-love Symbol & Enchanting Scent
Daffodils offer diverse facets to the olfactive world : sometimes sweet, graceful, sometimes green, fresh, sometimes seductive and inviting. Contrary to the feminine, bowing-shyly appearance, the narcissus is a symbol of narcissism. It comes from a tragic legend.

According to Greek mythology, there was a boy named Narcissus who poccess rare beauty . When he was born, it was prophesied that he would not live long if he saw his reflection. His parents were so scared that they hid all the mirrors in the house and were extremely protective of him.

During a hunt trip in the forest, he got tired and decided to drink some water in astream nearby; he saw his reflection in the water and was amazed at the face that appeared in the water.

Immediately he fell in love with the figure of himself. Day after day, he gazed at his reflection passionately, saying words of love. But that love was never reciprocated. And when exhausted, Narcissus' soul still longed for his own response. By the lake, where he fell, grew a snow-white flower with golden center and a gentle fragrance. This flower always bends down so that its reflection appears in the water. The fairies of the forest called it Narcissus.

With a unique perspective, great writer Oscar Wilde continued the above story. When Narcissus died, the fairies of the forest appeared and discovered that the Freshwater Lake where Narcissus had fallen had become aSalt Lake. The fairies asked The Lake:
- Why are you crying?
- Because I mourn for Narcissus.
The forest fairies weren't surprised at all:
“That's right. We wereall captivated byhim but only you got to see him that close.”
“Was he that handsome?” - The Lake asked bewildered .
“Who knew that better than you?” - The fairies were surprised. “Every day he looks at his reflection by the lake.”.
Hearing this, the lake was silent, and then replied: “It is true that I cry for Narcissus, but I have never noticed his beauty. I cry because every time he reflected in the lake, my beauty was reflected in his eyes.”

It could be understood from the story that each person who loves themselvescan bring meaning to others. Is there any chance that as we take care of ourselves, see to grooming and put on perfume, we are also bringing joy and happiness to people around us?

In the world of scents

Narcissus of flowers - also called daffodils, has slim green stems, slender petals. In the world of scents, daffodils produce graceful floral notes, sometimes with a fresh "green" nuance, sometimes seductively in a very "animalic" way. There are three species of daffodils commonly used in perfumery:

The flower is also known as Poet's Narcissus or Narcissus Poeticus. Native to Europe, cultivated in Netherlands and Grasse (France), itsessential oil smells like a blend of jasmine and water hyacinth.

This flower is native to southern Europe and now also growing throughout Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, North India, China and Japan.

This ingredient is said to be in 10% of modern perfumes, although it takes 500kg of flowers to produce 1kg of the concentrated essence, or 300g of the liquid essence, which makes it very expensive.

Considered as the ending, let Ka Koncept introduce you 2 fragrance compositions containing daffodils

GOOD GIRL GONE BAD KILIAN PARIS

Good girl gone Bad, composed by nose Alberto Morillas, is the famous rebellious girl of the Kilian Paris family. The scent is like an intense whirlwind, sending the inhaler to an endless adventure through a sea of flower, where osmanthus, orange blossom, rose, jasmine, tuberose and water lily make prominent impression. The daffodil in Good girl gone Bad blends delicately, thoroughly with other floral notes. The closer to the last note, the more sexy this flower becomes.

COLOGNE INDÉLÉBILE FRÉDÉRIC MALE

Contrary to the hidden presence in Good girl gone Bad, daffodil is the key note in Cologne Indélébile, combined with orange blossom and seductive musk. This is the work of master perfumer Dominique Ropion. Although it is a fresh cologne, Cologne Indélébile lingers on the skin for a long time thanks to 50% musk essence. The scent lasts on the skin of the wearer for about six hours.