“ISMAIL EFENDI – The Rose Bandit”
To commemorate a tale of yesteryear and the birth of Rose cultivation in Isparta, Turkey, the story goes that in the 1870’s Müftüzade Gülcü İsmail Efendi smuggled a rose sapling 1200 kms from the Rose Valley of Kazanluk, Bulgaria, to Isparta, Turkey.
Ismail Efendi hid the sapling inside the pole of his cane, planting it in the Turkish province which ultimately changed the social and economic structure of the city.
TOP – Oregano, Rose, Musk
HEART – Raspberry, Damask Rose, Rose Otto, Saffron, Narcissus, Carnation, Lavender, Patchouli
BASE – Benzoin, Ambergris, Cedar