Heard the word “Ang Mo”? It's a local Colloquial word that means “Expat”, “White person” or “western Culture” in general. Do you know it’s literal translation? It means "Red Haired" in Hokkien.
This is a scent of Christmas in an Oak house with snowflakes falling outside. A very warm and comfortable reminder of the house missed by many when they come to Singapore as an Expat.
This scent is a strong and charismatic oriental composition. It is innocently versatile and scandalaciously sensual at the same time. It starts with mysterious freshness of the top notes of Oriental mandarin, Asian white cumin and saffron. Middle notes have seductive and opulent floral heart: of lily, Peppermint , Pine, Ylang-ylang and Cymbidium Finlaysonianum and Maxillaria tenuifolia , both of which smells like fresh coconut. The base is dominated with rosewood, oak, oakmoss and spiced with cinnamon and young ginger to capture scent of wooden cabins in Europe.
There are several stories of origin of word – “Ang Mo” . We would like to tell you one. This is story of Mr. John Turnbull Thomson who was an engineer and surveyor in Straits settlement during British era. He had very very distinct red hair and was popular in Singapore for constructing several buildings, roads and bridges in just 12 years.
You would have noticed some of his famous bindings, which include- tower and spire of St Andrew’s Church, Chinese Hospital, Seamen’s Hospital, Kallang Bridge, lower carriage bridge and Dalhousie Obelisk.
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