Robert Piguet Bois Bleu (2013): Woods & Blue Notes {New Perfume}


American niche perfume house Robert Piguet have launched a new unisex perfume baptized Bois Bleu (lit. Blue Wood) in the recently launched collection Nouvelle Collection last year, which is dedicated to pushing the limits of quality and "cutting-edge" perfumery design... 

It is, in a way, a more select "boutique collection" of their own, just like Hermès, Chanel, Prada and Dior have felt the need to do to showcase their offerings. Imagine Russian nestling dolls. Fragrance houses are proposing different circles of good perfumery. The "boutique collection" or "private collection" is closer to the center and ideals of luxurious perfumery for that house.

Perfumer Aurélien Guichard of Givaudan is the nose for the collection. Succeeding Bois Noir, Bois Bleu is yet another interpretation of rich woods, this time taking on a blue facet. Lavender and violet are two of the notes that help tilt the fragrance in that direction of color. Blue is a particularly mythical color of perfumery since l'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

"Discover the warmth of rich woods delicately accented with nuances of lavender. The invigorating composition of woody notes is perfectly balanced by crisp citrus and warm herbs. Fresh bergamot lends a citrusy touch in the top note that is perfectly nuanced by an earthy violet and spiced nutmeg heart. To complete the opulent presentation, mysterious sandalwood mingles with sharp cedar and exotic vetiver to form a warm and refined drydown."

Top notes: bergamot and citrus

Heart notes: nutmeg and violet

Base notes: sandalwood, cedar and vetiver

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