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Eau de parfum 901 with nutmeg, almond and patchouli
Eau de parfum 901 : A spicy blond wood
A shot of ginger awakens the first citrus notes of mandarin and grapefruit. The warmth of spices emerges and sets the heart notes alight. Black pepper, chili and nutmeg form a fearless trio! Almond then reveals its softness and marks the transition toward sweet vanilla facets. Tonka bean, patchouli and musk scent the skin with their tremendously sensual aromas. A trail with an assertive character.
What does ginger smell like ?
Fiery ginger presents a surprising duality that runs hot and cold. It releases intensely fresh and peppery facets with accents of rose. Now you know why it has a devilish reputation! It is said that Louis XV used this ingredient as an aphrodisiac. He would regularly scent the places he met his sweetheart (Madame du Barry) with the spice and she fell for his charms thanks to its aroma.
A feminine and masculine note, it refreshes top notes and warms the heart of creations. Its bright and energizing character pairs very well with citrus, oriental and woody notes. Ginger rhizomes are grown in China, Japan, Jamaica and Africa, and their essence is extracted by steam distillation or CO2 extraction.
How to recognize nutmeg ?
This Indonesian treasure with spicy, dry, warm, aromatic and camphoric accents adds depth and an earthy leathery dimension. Its spellbinding olfactory complexity fascinates perfumers. It is said that the streets of Rome were scented with nutmeg for the coronation of Emperor Henry VI in 1190. The nuts are protected by a membrane called mace. It therefore yields two essences – mace and nutmeg – which smell different to one another. Only unsellable or broken nuts are distilled as the best specimens are destined for use in cooking.
What does almond smell like ?
Almond essential oil isn’t used in perfumery. Fragrances recreate the notes of almond using tonka bean, heliotrope, vanilla and others. Almond is floral, vanillalike, balmy and sweet. By adapting the different facets of the accord, the almond can be made more or less green and given dimensions of cherry, frangipani, orgeat syrup or calissons. It propels “balsamic” notes, also known as vanilla notes, and offers delicate powdery facets
Mix & Match :
Combine two fragrances (or three for the most daring) to create your own unique scented trail. Different dosages (one, two, three sprays) will give a unique result.
› 901 x 303 - A marvelous combination wich reveal deeply woodier notes
How to use it :
Spray onto pulse points like the wrists, neck, behind the ears, and the crook of the elbow to make your fragrance last longer.
Top notes are smelled during the first minutes :
› Mandarin : fresh, juicy
› Grapefruit : bitter, zesty
› Ginger : pungent, peppery, lemony
› Almond : sweet, powdery
Middle note last for several hours :
› Black pepper : spicy, cold
› Pepper : spicy, hot
› Blond wood : soft, creamy
› Nutmeg : spicy, dry, dusty
Base notes can last for days :
› Patchouli : smells like wet undergrowth
› Musk : soft, comforting, cottony
› Tonka bean : vanilla, powdery, almondy
› Vanilla : addictive, round