Aftelier’s newest scent, Hey Jude, is impressed by rose, Jude the Obscure • Basenotes

Mandy Aftel’s newest creation, Hey Jude, was impressed by an English shrub rose named Jude the Obscure, which hails from the gardens of the world-famous Shropshire-based rose growers, David Austin Roses.

Aftel explains: ‘Of the a couple of hundred roses that I develop in my backyard, the one with probably the most intoxicating scent is the David Austin rose Jude the Obscure. With its quietly elegant blossoms the colour of clotted cream and its endlessly unfolding cup-shaped petals, Jude exhales a peachy rose perfume with an under-current of sheer clear musk.’

Jude the Obscure

Aftel describes Hey Jude as ‘an beautiful fruity rose fragrance’, including: ‘The muse of the luscious peachy perfume of each Jude the rose and Jude my fragrance are musky aromas.’

The brand new perfume incorporates a classic musk tincture which was created by her late pal, Ross Urerre, whom Aftel remembers as ‘a gifted incense maker who beloved visiting my roses’. She had beforehand learn in vintage fragrance books about scents which mixed musk, civet and ambergris, and notes: ‘I used to be amazed on the elegant, synergistic approach that every one three collectively made the rose shimmer.’

Hey Jude’s notes embrace Turkish rose absolute, apricot, peach, yellow mandarin, Ross’s classic musk, vintage civet absolute and a ten-year-old ambergris tincture. Hey Jude is offered in quite a lot of sizes: a 2ml mini fragrance, a 1/4oz fragrance, a 1oz EDP spray, and a 6ml silver flask. It’s also out there as a 6ml pomander, and samples, from the Aftelier Perfumes website.