Dior La Colle Noire Eau de Parfum
Dior have released a new composition in their exclusive perfumery collection La Collection Privée Christian Dior with the scent named La Colle Noire...
The fragrance bears the name of a 19th century Provençal castle Dior purchased in 1951, a few minutes ride away from the family home in the South of France. It is located not far from Grasse, in Montauroux.
This is the second Dior fragrance inspired by the château de la Colle Noire, after Eau Noire released in 2004 and created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.
The French couturier liked to garden on this estate and while he is best known for his abiding love for lily-of-the-valley he is said to have envisioned spending his retirement days there, not far from his jasmines, as he would say. The castle used to be a place of stockage for roses as well.
Perfumer François Demachy signs what is offered as an « incisive floral » centering on an absolute of Centifolia Rose described as being « intense, expressive and dense ».
The nez said,
« La Colle Noire celebrates Rose de Mai melded with spices, woods, amber and musks. The Grasse Rose is unique, spicy and powerful.
It is not overly sweet, it conveys all the raw and sun-drenched beauty of this region in the south of France. »
Main perfume notes are Rose de Mai absolute in the top, with its mimosa character ; the heart features a special Sri Lankan sandalwood grown in a nursery in partnership with Dior ; the base rests on powdery and enveloping white musks.
A 4. 25 fl oz is priced at $210