Whisky lovers may be alarmed by the revelation that the latest innovation in perfume is a new range based on some of the finest malts. The essence of malt whisky has now been captured by George Dodds, a Highlands biochemist, who believes his fragrant creation could form the basis of the new Scottish perfume industry. The malt whisky scent, which has been named Spirit of Scotland, has been in development for three years. A 17.5ml crystal bottle of the finished product will retail at top stores this autumn for about $138. Whisky is in fact not used in the perfume. The ingredients include vetivert oil from Reunion, which provides the essential “smoky-woody” notes, narcissus from Grasse, and rose from North Africa to inject “erotic musky” and floral smells.
Last week, Scotland put the Spirit of Scotland- ‘sophisticated, full-strength perfume intended primarily for evening use’ to the test among whisky and consumer experts. The response was positive, although not everyone could detect the whisky hints.
What is a wife to think from now on if her husband comes home, late at night, smelling of whisky?