French house Berdoues est. 1902 - the makers of a reputed violet perfume - have launched a new collection of 5 eaux de cologne called Colognes Grand Crus comprising Assam of India, Arz-el-Rab, Oud el Sahraa, Selva do Brazil, Somei Yoshino and Scorza di Sicilia...
"Not just any wine is called a great vintage [...] The origin of the collection Grands Crus is the desire to gather the best raw materials that earth can offer. From these harvests and the know-how of our perfumers is born a collection with a rare character."
Arz el-Rab is an interpretation of the legendary forests of cedar trees from Mount Lebanon. Notes are: Chinese ginger, Moroccan iris, Virginian cedarwood.
Assam of India is based on the scent of black Assam tea. Notes are: lemon from Menton, Indian tea and Mysore sandalwood.
Selva do Brazil is inspired by the Brazilian forest offering a dry, green character. Notes are: Petit grain from Praguay, Brazilian tonka bean, Argentinian guaiac wood.
Scorza di Sicilia is about a travel to Sicily. Notes are: Calabrian lemon, Virginian cedarwood, Indonesian vetiver.
Oud el-Sahraa is about "the enveloping perfume of oud." Notes are: Italian mandarin, Namibia myrrh, Oudh wood from Malaysia.
Somei Yoshino is a cherry blossom opus. Notes are: Japanese shiso, Indian Jasmine sambac, and Indonesian patchouli.
Each cologne grand cru is priced at 63,50€ for 100 ml.