The crossing of the Bosphorus, from one bank to the other, is an experience best enjoyed at daybreak...
The men sit around in an endless, casual debate, the tobacco smoke rising lazily from their hookahs. The scent of hot juicy apples floats up into the air.
Gardens bursting with a thousand dazzling tulips exude green notes carrying a hint of saffron. The delicate fragrance of the saffron becomes almost overwhelming as the spice market draws near, blending deliciously with the aroma of leather that scorches the air around the tanneries.
It is easy to lose oneself wandering through this maze of tiny streets at random, escorted and intoxicated by the suave, soft perfume of Turkish Delight, oscillating between rose and pistachio. A swirl of gentle musk emanates from every unhurried step, which slow and become almost aimless as dusk approaches.
L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversée du Bosphore will be available in 50 ($115) and 100 ml ($155) Eau de Parfum. (via press release)
Update: see a review of L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversée du Bosphore.