South Pacific Sandalwood; the epitome of wild tropical beauty.
Native to the island archipelagos of Vanuatu and New Caledonia, South Pacific Sandalwood – Santalum austrocaledonicum – is an evergreen tree growing nine metres in height, wild-harvested by local communities for its prized heartwood and roots.
Carnal and bountiful, Island Lush is a sumptuous perfume with a heart of modern woods. A wind of exoticism transports you on a journey to islands beyond the horizon, where radiant spices, powdery orris, vegetal roots, and luscious resins envelop smooth wood species.
Committed to showcasing Australia’s world-leading expertise in botanical research and development, Goldfield & Banks has encased this creation in packaging as lavish as the scent it holds. Every French glass bottle is coated in lacquer containing 24 carat gold, in a tribute to the romance of the Australian Gold Rush and the seduction of the nation’s indigenous flora, nuts, woods and seeds that inspire every one of the house’s fragrances.
Top: Pink Pepper, Ginger, Italian Bergamot, Indonesian Nutmeg
Middle: Paraguayan Guaiac Wood, Egyptian Geranium, Texan Cedar, Orris
Base: South Pacific Sandalwood, Australian Sandalwood, Leather, Laotian Benzoin, Haitian Vetiver, Indonesian Patchouli, Agarwood
HOW IT WEARS
This fragrance opens with a bright burst of spice and citrus, which fades to reveal the sensual, powdery notes of orris and guaiac wood, and the earthiness of geranium and cedar. After a while the stars of the show come out – the South Pacific and Australian sandalwoods – creamy, green, almost fruity without being sweet. The dry down is quite leathery in a soft way, and the echoes of spice appear every so often. On the skin, this incredible Parfum will envelop you for 8-10 hours.
We love the unique interpretation of sandalwood that Island Lush offers. It’s spicy, warm and bright at the same time. It works brilliantly in hot weather as it isn’t overly heavy, but would comfort and warm during winter too – it’s incredibly versatile! One thing is for certain, this fragrance is definitely lush.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Goldfield & Banks, Australia’s first luxury fragrance house, was founded by Sydney-based Dimitri Weber in 2016. After moving to Australia, French-Belgian Weber fell in love with the country’s lush, aromatic, and botanical beauty, and felt compelled to create a perfume line paying tribute to its extraordinary beauty. Combining the science of Australia’s most authentic native essences with centuries of French expertise in the art of perfume making, Goldfield & Banks’ perfumes are a quest for the ultimate Australian olfactory experience.
The Goldfield & Banks range contains an array of carefully chosen native botanicals, selected to create a new and haunting Australian dream – one of burning deserts, sparkling coastal vistas and deep, beautifully scented forests. The sustainable quality of these ingredients represents an innovative and contemporary approach to perfume oil production and showcases Australia’s leading expertise in botanical research and development. The result is a modern yet timeless collection of genderless luxury perfumes for all genders.