Extrait de Parfum

Extrait de Parfum

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Extrait de Parfum is a classic form of perfume and is also called pure perfume or parfum. Pure perfumes are two-three times more concentrated than Eau de Parfum and come in splash bottles. Dabbing on perfumes is a slow intimate ritual.

The perfume comes in a 15ml flacon (filled full 15ml or half 7.5ml) and a 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.

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VILLANELLE - BESTSELLER

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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 and sacred resins. 

Fragrance character: resinous, earthy, green.

Notes: bergamot, galbanum, marjoram, lavender, blackcurrant, oakmoss, labdanum, vetiver, botanical ambra, frankincense, muskroot (from sustainable sources).

SOLILOQUY

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One of the perfumes which was composed based on the colour palette of the ingredients, a synesthesia of perfume making or, as I call it 'painting' a fragrance. Inspired by the sea theme, slow living moments and one of the greatest British novels, The Waves by Virginia Woolf, Soliloquy is a type of monologue of which the whole work consists. Slow, following the rhythm of the nature, waves and the lives of protagonists, written in prose poetry, the perfume, as the book itself, makes you slow down, contemplate and enjoy the frugal things in your life...

The perfume has green but warm notes of soft green tea, tarragon, salty seaweed, earthy cepes, botanical ambra and oakmoss.

Fragrance character: soft green, slightly salty and earthy.

Notes: green tea, tarragon, seaweed, cepes, cypress, botanical ambra, oakmoss.

PRIESSE

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Priesse is a 'perfume  medium' which helps make any natural perfume last longer, become warmer for colder months and get an amazing depth if it feels a bit flat. Use a very small amount as the base before your perfume. 

Priesse is a perfume of elemental primordial essences of body sweat, salty storms & desires of the soul, blending animalic basics with withered narcotic florals. I am blending the archaic, the carnal, the vital and, of course, the poetical. Inspired by Sappho’s poetry.

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.

 

SACHET DE SENTEURS

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When rose, iris, violet and lavender interact with your skin chemistry, they create a marvelous sillage around you. It is pure, live and pristine, at the same time it is filled with mellow, musky rose aroma… Inspired by vintage sachets filled with herbs, flower petals and other aromatic botanicals.

Sachet de Senteurs is a floral fragrance of classic pristine rose and lavender with pure and crisp undertone. Starting with fresh and slightly green bergamot, soft berry like blood orange and powdery mandarin it flows smoothly into its heart floral accord of a seasonal bouquet of a few kinds of roses, lavender absolute and clary sage which create  soft, luscious, mellow yet pure and delicate middle notes going into the earthy drydown of patchouli, powder-like orris root, elegant violets and creamy guaiac and woody angelica root.

Fragrance character: soft green floral.

Notes: mandarin, roses, clary sage, lavender, patchouli, orris root, angelica, guaiacwood, violets.

SAMBACUS

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Sambacus pure perfume is balsamic in its top notes but slowly flows into sweeter floral notes of jasmine sambac, ylang ylang, mimosa and finishes with a deep waft of labdanum, amber, tonka bean and Peru balsam. The extrait is slightly smoky, with caramel undertone, but floral and sweet in its heart.

Sambacus is a combination of green and sweet floral notes with an amber and a slightly caramel like base. Jasmine sambac also known as Arabian jasmine blossom has a light, fresh sweet floral and slightly minty aroma. Playing in the heart of Sambacus with sweet ylang ylang, delicate and honey like mimosa absolute, it opens its bouquet with fruity and tart lime and bitter leafy-earthy galbanum and gets richer in the base of warm labdanum resin, vanilla like balsam of Peru and powdery, sweet, with soft tobacco like undertone of tonka bean.

Fragrance character: balsamic, sweet floral, green and smoky.

Notes: galbanum, lime, Indian jasmine sambac, ylang ylang, mimosa, tonka bean, labdanum, Peru balsam.