Robert Piguet Parfums are launching into a new creative adventure with the introduction of a contemporary collection of five perfumes - more to come - with for a change no historical points of references in mind except perhaps for the style of founder, couturier Robert Piguet (1898-1953). Fracas and Bandit are reputed for their boldness and so far best represent the contributions of the perfume house to the history of perfumery. With the Nouvelle Collection de Robert Piguet the brand wishes to imagine new perfumes for the 21st century. They are named Bois Noir, Casbah, Mademoiselle Piguet, Notes, and Oud. All are signed by perfumer Aurélien Guichard of Givaudan who already curated re-releases for the label...
"Experience the lure of these cutting-edge fragrances designed to complement our existing range of classic perfumes". Other adjectives used to describe the affair are "ultra-luxe" and "distinctive".
Bois Noir is an "avant-garde elixir" mingling woods and balsams. Top notes are gaiac wood, cedar wood followed by a heart of sandalwood and patchouli before developing base notes of balsam and cistus absolute.
Casbah is "a spellbinding scent perfect for creating an impression of glamour and mystery". The top notes are angelica root, black pepper, nutmeg seguing into a heart of incense, orris, tobacco leaves and leaving a final trail of vetiver and cedarwood.
Mademoiselle Piguet is "a delicate and romantic addition to the Piguet family of feminine masterpieces". It is aimed at "the young and the young at heart". Top note is bargamot, heart note is orange flower and base note is tonka bean.
Notes, named in reference to musical notes, is said to be fresh and invigorating with green and woody notes. Top notes are bergamot, clary sage; heart notes are geranium, orange flower, costus; base notes are oak, vetiver and tonka bean.
Oud confirms the fact that it is the must-have note of perfumery du jour. At this point it is not just a new note institutionalized within the palette of the perfumer as we analyzed it previously in October 2011, it is plainly a craze like violet used to be at the end of the 19th century. It might still be a creative craze rather than a popular one as oud in Paris at least is less ubiquitously present than the scents of neo-chypres in the style of Narciso Rodriguez for Her with its immensely popular accord of rose, patchouli and white musk. Top note: saffron; heart notes: fir balsam, styrax, myrrh; base notes: gaiac wood, oud, patchouli.
The Nouvelle Collection is set to launch on June 1st 2012, except so far for Bois Noir which is currently available at Harrods as an exclusive.
Via press release