Institut Très Bien, a French niche perfume brand specializing exclusively in refined, high-end eaux de cologne as early as 2006 - and before Atelier Cologne est. 2010 - will launch a trio of fragrances called Cologne Fine Tubéreuse Absolue, Cologne Fine Violette de Parme & Cologne Fine Rose de Mai...
The collection is inspired by recipes from the 1930s and the spirits of floral absolutes from Grasse. Its olfactory aesthetic can be characterized as "timeless."
So far, they were known for another trio of colognes called Eaux de Cologne à La Russe, à La Française & à l'Italienne, which were composed by perfumer Pierre Bourdon. The company had to suspend their activities for a while. This upcoming set signals a renewed period of creativity for the label.
Cologne Fine Tubéreuse Absolue has notes of citrus peel, tuberose absolute and neroli.
Cologne Fine Violette de Parme features notes of galbanum, violet leaf absolute, mimosa and Parma violet.
Cologne Fine Rose de Mai showcases notes of citruses, tomato leaf, May rose absolute, blackcurrant bud, geranium, and elemi resin.
This production of selective colognes has been encouraged by the reception of perfumes such as Mugler Cologne and Dior series of colognes. Since then it's become a defining category of alternative, niche perfumery. The term "cologne" becomes almost a metaphor since the concentration is avowedly that of an eau de parfum, yet the term remains due to the reference to a typical and classical hesperidic freshness.
The trio launches from April 1st, 2016.