On a journey to India in the year 336 B.C, Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia and disciple of the sage Aristotle, came upon the gates of the Valley of Diamonds. The valley was protected by terrifying serpents whose gaze was said to be deadly but clever. Invincible Alexander was undaunted.
He took from his armor a mirror that he brandished towards the snakes. Blinded by their own reflection, they were annihilated. Alexander gave orders to his troops to gather the diamonds that lay strewn upon the ground. He kneeled down to pick up the largest one himself.
From the greek adamas which means invincible, diamond is of unequaled force. It turns the soul to crystal and imparts strength and opulence.
A mineral fragrance dominated by pearl tuberose bathed in neroli and Persian lime.