The splendor and opulence of the legendary city of Angkor.
Garuda is a Khmer divinity, half-man, half eagle. Lord of Birds known for accompanying Vishnu and Krishna in their fight against evil, he is a very important figure frequently represented in Hindu and Buddhist religions.
The gigantic Ankor temple site is today is shrouded by the jungle that invades even the most smallest bricks and stones. The impressive ruins, their size, the profusion of vast temples and the richness that characterizes them, is living witness to the strength and power of the Khmer civilization.
An impressive number of Garuda sculptures ornate the temples of Angkor, the most impressive representation being found in a gallery of Angkor Watt, its bas-reliefs being decorated with dozens of them. At sundown, the gallery is bathed in sunlight and all the statues appear as if they are covered in gold…
This golden, splendid picture is captured in Garuda. The entire composition has been built around gold, with its two opposing yet complimentary facets: the cold aspect of the metal is represented here by a combination of fruit and spices, especially pink pepper that opposes but is also in perfect harmony with the warm aspect of saffron sustained by an exquisite accord of Cambodian oud.
Top Note: Bergamot, Orange, Cumin, Pink Pepper
Heart Note: Agarwood (Oud), Saffron, Rum
Base Note: Patchouli, Woods, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Cashmeran, Ambergris, Vanilla, Musk