Extraits de Parfum
Extraits de Parfum
Extrait de Parfum is a classic form of perfume and is also called pure perfume or parfum. Pure perfumes have a concentration of about 35% and come in splash bottles. Dabbing on perfumes is an intimate slow ritual.
The perfume comes in a 15ml dab on bottle and a luxurious black box, ready to be given as a gift.
Notes, fragrance character and a story for each perfume are below.
INCI: Alcohol, Aroma*.
*a blend of essential oils, absolutes, CO2 extracts, concretes and tinctures.
Full INCI lists can be found on perfume boxes.
Villanelle - Bestseller
It is the fragrance of footsteps in a spring forest, the breath of wind among the trees, the smell of soil and moss and the hidden obscure treasures of earth.
The fragrance opens up with spicy marjoram and fresh bergamot, flows smoothly into the heart notes of lavender, tangy green blackcurrant, clary sage and has a deep resinous drydown of vetiver, oakmoss, precious muskroot and sacred resins.
Fragrance character: resinous, earthy, green.
Notes: bergamot, galbanum, marjoram, lavender, blackcurrant, oakmoss, labdanum, vetiver, botanical ambra, muskroot, frankincense.
Gloire De Dijon
Perhaps, the most delicate perfume in my line and the first one combining two forms of art - poetry and painting. Inspired by the works of D.H. Lawrence, mostly by the poem Gloire de Dijon, and the series of nudes by A. Modigliani presented at the Paris Show in 1917, the perfume is an epitome of woman's skin, a contemplation of the beauty, a reflection of frailty of a moment, whether impetuous or languid which can be seen in its notes.
The perfume is a combination of subtle tea notes, soft white rose petals, with dark earthy nuances of cepes and a clean base of slightly smoky vetiver and delicate orris root.
Fragrance character: soft tea floral.
Notes: rooibos, white tea, white rose, cepes, orris, vetiver.
A bundle of fresh herbs picked hastily before rain starts. With stems, leaves, soil crumbling off the roots it has the scent of earth, leafage and morning dew drops. Genuine ‘figures of delight’ of the first plant aromas gathered in a spring garden.
Sonnet 98 is a soft perfume with the head notes of warm, powdery and lemon like herbs, a woody herbaceous heart, mellow, resinous, amber like base notes of sacred resins and precious oils.
Fragrance character: woody herbaceous, slightly lemony.
Notes: sage, basil, thyme, ginger, may chang, cypress, geranium Bourbon, olibanum, oakmoss, vetiver.
Pastoral is fresh spring air and breezy April wind blended with showers, thunder dust and chill spring nights. It is the long awaited transition between winter and spring, between frost and warmth, between long sleep and sweet awakening.
Pastoral is a combination of earthy, green and soft honey and herbal aromas. Just like the first spring fragrances filling the air, it is fresh, crisp and buoyant in the top notes, herbaceous, slightly fruity-green in the heart, tangy, with wine-like botanical ambra, dry and evocative oakmoss and resinous, earthy vetiver in the base.
Fragrance character: earthy, fresh, soft green.
Notes: almond, manuka, tarragon, tagetes, mimosa, lavender, blackcurrant, vetiver, oakmoss, botanical ambra.
Priesse is a perfume of elemental primordial essences of body sweat, salty storms & desires of the soul, blending animalic basics with withered narcotic florals.
The fragrance is based on animalic notes (particularly ambra) recreated using botanical ingredients.
The scent is leathery, animalic, musky, deep, balsamic, salty, yet elegant with a touch of vanilla, jasmine and cocoa. For some wearers it may smell slightly dirty, narcotic, sweaty.
This perfume has a different structure and does not contain top notes. It immediately transfers you to its deep salty and warm aroma, changing into indolic, slightly floral but immensely animalic and seductive scent.
Priesse can be worn alone or layered as the base for any natural perfume to enhance and deepen aromas.
Fragrance character: animalic, leathery, slightly balsamic.
Key notes: botanical ambra blend (seaweed, liquidambar, cistus, etc.), botanical musk, cocoa, indole, jasmine, vanilla.
“Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in”
― Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
A sip of dulcet summer afternoon. Summer 1928 is rich mellow wine made of wild flowers, dreams, nostalgic moments lost far away in our childhood books. Some people keep old half torn novels to be able to touch the past, some continue daydreaming with natural perfumes... I am one of them...
The fragrance opens with the pristine heart of white champaca (magnolia), bergamot & ginger, the heart notes of mimosa, tagetes, clary sage create an amazing floral & apple honey accord, the perfume has a rich long lasting base of dry & tart green cognac, creamy guaiacwood, finest Haitian vetiver, with a touch of earthy oakmoss and sophisticated notes of fruity blackcurrant.
Fragrance character: warm floral, balmy, slightly tart & spicy, creamy.
Notes: white champaca, ginger, bergamot, mimosa, tagetes, clary sage, lavender, green cognac, vetiver, blackcurrant, oakmoss.