Atelier Cologne are launching a new perfume this fall of 2012 meant to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the coupola of Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette. The fragrance is named Sous le Toit de Paris (Under the Roof of Paris), a reference to the Byzantine architecture-inspired element which structures the building. The department store started earlier, in 1893, as a budding commerce which relocated to its current address in 1894..
The new composition is a cologne concentrated at 15% composed by perfumer Ralf Schwieger; the brand has developed a trademark concentration for the "cologne" genre which they like to describe as a "cologne absolue concentrée" even going as far as using it as a tag line: "Atelier Cologne: home of the cologne absolue store".
The fragrance opens on top notes of Moroccan neroli, Italian bergamot, African bigarade. The heart features violet leaves from France, geranium from South Africa, Haitian vetyver. In the base, we have tonka bean, musk and leather.
Via press release