Following the launch of Charriol Parfums in 2008 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Geneva jewelry and timepiece house, the brand will introduce a new fragrance in April 2010 called Tourmaline. The initial catalog included Charriol eau de parfum, Charriol eau de toilette and Charriol pour Homme....
The scent was inspired in particular by green tourmaline and is described as a green, floral and woody perfume.
The perfume is by perfumer Guillaume Flavigny of Givaudan who already composed Charriol eau de parfum for the house while Philippe Bousseton created the eau de toilette and Dominique Ropion the men's cologne.
Tourmaline is described as a day scent which is easy to wear and meant for the woman who knows how to create her own sense of style by mixing and matching. She is modern, relaxed and refined.
Top notes are crumpled green leaves, davana, transparent cyclamen, crisp ivy leaf
Heart notes are luminous with a very feminine gardenia note, sundrenched frangipani blossoms, transparent water hyacinth.
Base notes are woody with a subtly voluptuous rosewood, transparent, powdery musk, radiant patchouli.
The composition was guided by the idea of a play of light in the green tourmaline stone.
Via press release