Joya designs and manufactures fragrances and scented objects in New York City. Established in 2006 by Frederick Bouchardy as both a fragrance brand and design studio, Joya operates in a 19th Century Brooklyn rigging garage turned scented atelier. The company’s industrial space—and handmade products—pay homage to America’s explorers, entrepreneurs, artists and philosophers. Joya’s collection of scents—Composition No. 1, Composition No. 6, Âmes Sœurs, Foxglove and Noelle—distill and capture not only plant and flower essences but also the moods and melodies of the forgotten and impossible. From Âmes Sœurs’ subterranean explorations of earth, resins and connected memories to Foxglove’s evocation of nature both wild and manicured, Joya’s perfumes dwell in the in-between and on the edge, inspired by the energy and emotion of New York and its long line of restless searchers.
Composition No 6 opens with a fresh, terpenic forest sharpness of juniper berries, cypress, and yuzu, loosening up to an air accord that breezes through with hints of lotus floralcy. And finally, submission: Landing on a soft bed of lush meadowgrass and saffron.
Top Notes:Fujian cypress, juniper berries and tangy yuzu
Heart:silken lotus leaves and blossoms, enhanced by a fresh air accord
Dry down:lush, green meadowgrass blended with rich cedarwood, saffron and amber