Paying Closer Attention to Unassuming Blooms
French niche brand Diptyque will introduce two new scents in their Eaux Florales collection this spring 2014 after Eau Rose and Eau Mohéli. One of the two is called Géranium Odorata. As its name indicates, the composition focuses on the geranium flower...
A low-profile bloom, often paired with rose to save precious drops of the first, it may be perceived as the poor cousin of the queen of flowers, although the perfume of geranium bourbon in particular is subtle and interesting on its own, used in cuisine for a touch of refinement.
Diptyque see the floral scent as a naturally unisex form of a rosy perfume thanks to its brisk accents.
The composition combines two different essences of geranium, one from Africa, the other from the Reunion Island. The first one brings floral nuances to the fragrance, while the second one displays woody accents. Other notes include bergamot, green cardamom, cedar wood, tonka bean, pink peppercorn and Haitian vetiver.
The result is a "fresh and radiant" eau de toilette built around a lesser known flower, in fine perfumery at least. Otherwise, the flower is as ubiquitous as can be, at least in Paris.
Available from May 2014. Prices: 75€ for 100ml and 36€ for a 20 ml roll-on.
Via press release