FIG & OAK MOSS
"As the story goes; there was once a traveler who came with his Spanish fiancée in the 1700s to start a plantation near the city of Charleston, South Carolina. She was a beautiful bride-to-be with long, flowing raven hair. As the couple walked the plantation site near the forest, making plans for their future, they were suddenly attacked by a band of native Americans who were not happy to share the land of their forefathers with strangers. As a final warning to stay away from their land, they cut off the long dark hair of the bride-to-be and threw it up in an old live oak tree. As the people came back day after day and week after week, they began to notice the hair had shriveled and turned to grey and had begun spreading from tree to tree. Over the years the moss spread from South Carolina to Georgia and Florida. To this day, if one stands under a live oak tree, one will see the moss jump from tree to tree and defend itself with a large army of beetles."
In fact, this Southern tale has been told for many years... Along the South Carolina coast is Charleston, our gem of a city with a rich 300 year history that may well be America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historical treasure. Oak moss, due to its propensity for growing in humid southern locales like Charleston, is a plant often associated with Southern Gothic imagery and folklore.
Folklore aside, this rare and beautifully enigmatic fragrance with top notes of fig, green apple, strawberry and melon is one of our most popular fragrances. The heart is a fresh green floral blend with lily, rosewood jasmine and violet with a rich woody base of oak moss and velvety cashmere.