American beauty brand Bésame, who usually take an in-depth look at retro habits and products to reproduce them, have launched their debut collection of perfumes inspired by six decades of perfume history entitled Decades of Fragrance...
Founder Gabriela Hernandez is passionate about the history of beauty and this taste shows once more in this new library of scents released as a limited-edition just before the Holidays 2014.
The Decades of Fragrance Collection is the fruit of 6 years of research and exploration to bring you the essence of each decade featured in the collection. We wanted to give you an olfactory picture of a decade of time, using familiar ingredients from each period to create an impression in your mind of a time gone by. Each perfume extract is meticulously crafted from precious essential oils and natural alcohol. Be transported to your favorite era with each of our intoxicating scents.
Art Nouveau, Belle Epoque, Klimt, 1910s Floriental
Top notes: lemon, orange-flower, ylang-ylang
Heart notes: tuberose, saffron, jasmine, peony
Base notes: nubuck, vanilla, civet, sandalwood
Hollywood, rumours and scandals, 1920s Floral, Ambery, Musky
Top notes: mandarin, juniper berry, galbanum
Heart notes: jasmine, violet, muguet, suede
Base notes: cocoa, myrrh, amber, musks
Marlene Dietrich, cigarette and seduction, 1930s Oriental
Top notes: mandarin, cinnamon, clarysage
Heart notes: tobacco, heliotrope, lavender
Base notes: vanilla, cedar wood, musks
After prohibition, NYC jazz club, 1940s Aromatic, Floral, Ambery
Top notes: bergamot, cognac, davana
Heart notes: rose, clove, labdanum
Base notes: sandal wood, amber, benzoin
Billie Holiday, intoxicating gardenia, 1950s White, Floral, Powdery
Top notes: mandarin, mango, freesia
Heart notes: gardenia, frangipani, tuberose
Base notes: vanilla, cashmere wood, musks
Classic vs modern, the Graduate, 1960s Chypre Floral
Top notes: grapefruit, armoise, coriander
Heart notes: rose, reseda, jasmine
Base notes: patchouli, oud, oakmoss
Each 30 ml perfume is priced at $42 and comes with a black velvet drawstring pouch.