Ellen Covey started tinkering with her huge collection of essential oils in an attempt to recreate the scent of an orchid. Soon she realized that it was not enough to simply recreate the scent of an orchid but she wanted to formulate it as a conventional perfume that would be wearable. She established a line of handcrafted orchid-inspired fragrances in 2010 and has added an increasing number of perfumes that are inspired by places, nature, culture, and fantasy. All of her fragrances are made using the highest quality ingredients with a high percentage of essential oils, absolutes, tinctures, and other natural materials. All products are formulated to be on the high end of their concentration range. Parfum is 25-33% fragrance materials and eau de parfum is 15-25%.
This dark, melancholy fragrance is made using 100% natural materials. It represents the stage of the relationship where all secrets have been revealed, after the destruction of people, things and relationships has occurred, and when the two lovers recognize that they have to part ways forever. It features notes of New Caledonian sandalwood absolute, dark labdanum, clear labdanum, red spikenard, ancient fossilized amber, ambergris tincture, black truffle tincture, cistus oil, cassie absolute, frankincense, davana, African bluegrass, myrrh tincture, motia attar and cinnamon leaf. Dev Three is a parfum.