Perfumer Céline Ellena, the in-house nose for Parisian niche brand The Different Company has created a new fragrance called Sublime Balkiss introduced in May 2008.
The new perfume is described as a "modern chypre" evoking after a few accords the chypres of old. It was composed without the addition of any natural or synthetic oakmoss - an ingredient deemed indispensable to the family of chypre perfumes normally - and without any animalic materials.....
Sublime Balkiss, named after the legendary queen of Saba, was inspired by Céline Ellena's adolescent memories of iconic femmes fatales in American movies from the 1940s as well as her encounter with Ireland at about the same time. The heather note in the new perfume comes from this experience as well as the particular smells of the rain, wind, and the damp moor.
Essence of patchouli was used both for its traditional facet and as re-designed through the fractioning of its heart notes for their clean cacao-powder aroma. The scent of Egyptian violet leaves was also incorporated. Other notes include: Italian bergamot, black or purple berries - blueberry, wild berries, black currant - rose damascena from Bulgary, lilac, muguet, heather.
A 90 ml flacon is priced at 125 €.
Via press release