The scent has top notes of granny smith apple, watery notes, melon-pineapple sorbet; mid notes of apricot nectar, star jasmine, white tea; and a dry down of sheer white woods, sandalwood, layered musks and amber.
“In my home in Northern California, there is a 100-year-old tree Granny Smith apple tree in the front yard. It’s small and looks like something out of a fairytale. Every year, it produces so many apples that its gnarly limbs drag the ground from the weight. When it is in bloom, it gives off a light, sweet smell that usually means Spring has arrived and Summer is just around the corner. Smyth is really the essence of what that scent is like for me,” said Henry Rose Founder Pfeiffer.
Yves Cassar, IFF perfumer behind the scent, said when approaching the idea of crafting a fruity fragrance for Henry Rose, he immediately thought of the Granny Smith Apple.
“I like the gender free aspect of the Green Apple, which is very commonly used in both men’s and women’s fragrances, and I wanted to place it at center stage encompassed by a delicate construction of sheer ingredients that give it a beautiful transparency, backed by subtle woods.It is a gentle dialogue between this fresh fruity top and a deep layering of woods, enveloped in slowly unravelling musks,” he said.