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January 2020

Indigo Perfumery

Paradis Provence by Shalini

Need a mid-winter perk-up? The perfect answer: Paradis Provence by Shalini.

Although it’s been very mild with no snow yet, sunshine has been a rare luxury. You could not find a sunnier fragrance than perfumer Maurice Roucel’s succinct capture of a gorgeous, sunny day in Provence. 

Paradis Provence is the fragrance of the eternal summer – of our youth, our imagination and our passion.  A happy summer of blue salt and crystal. A solar composition of lavande absolut, thyme, jasmine and orange blossoms.

Lavande absolut is the purest essence of this blue flower that is the heart of Provence. The sight of rows of endless blue in the summer is magnificent. 

Thyme with it’s golden beam of light, cleanses and heals. It opens your heart to receive love.

Orchards of orange blossoms laden by the bees, swaying in breeze, scent the air. The orange absolut carries the glorious energy of joy and abundance.

This is the fourth parfum in a series created by Shalini and Maurice. The four parfums  reflect the changing moods and passions of the soul.

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303 by Bon Parfumeur

303 by Bon Parfumeur is here

From Bon Parfumeur, the contemporary, Parisian, artisanal perfume brand: 303 of their new Les Privés line.

A spicy amber that will definitely catch your attention.

303’s perfumer, Sidonie Lancesseur of Robertet, often imagines colors with the scents that she creates.* In this instance, Ms. Lancesseur envisioned red as the color she associated with this amber fragrance that she was working on. The spicy nature of the top notes, cardamom, pink berries and chilli pepper, certainly reflect red. The heart notes begin the contrast and temper the spice with patchouli; ylang ylang holds its own with a liveliness that compliments the spices.

The amber notes (as “amber’ is a collection of different notes each time) include Tolu balsam and benzoin, with vetiver and muscs keeping it from going too dark.

A spicy amber elixir!

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