Jean-Charles Brosseau have released a new men's perfume in the library "Collection Homme" called Bois d'Orient (Oriental Wood.)
The Collection Homme is meant to be the masculine counterpart to the feminine "Fleurs d'Ombre" (Flowers of the Shade) collection (see Violette-Menthe.) The house, which is now run by the founder's son, Benoît Brosseau, took this opportunity to comment on the relevance of niche perfumery,
"But more and more people are looking for something more original, something different. These connoisseurs appreciate quality, individuality, and look for unique, more sophisticated fragrances.
“Alternative” labels have a real grasp on this trend, which is why they offer a wide selection of highly successful fragrances.".....
The fragrance was composed by perfumer Thomas Fontaine, who is now the new in-house perfumer for Jean Patou, Worth Paris, Sherrer, and others.
In keeping with the spirit of niche perfumery which is to be typically unafraid of leaning more heavily on taste divides, thriving in fact on the launches of love-or-hate perfumes, Brosseau father and son said,
"The collection proposes high-quality classic fragrance types, which makes it easy to say: “I like it” or “I don’t like it”. It’s easy. "
The eau de toilette is said to open on a refreshing cocktail of lemon and mandarin, with the added bite of spearmint and juniper berries.
The heart features a hot-cold Mediterranean fig with Oriental cinnamon and juicy raspberries.
The base was designed to feel both sensual and comfortable with notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, cistus and praline.
Prices: 72€ and 52€ for 100 ml and 50 ml respectively.