Bucoliques de Provence by L'Artisan Parfumeur
French niche fragrance house L'Artisan Parfumeur - a pioneer in the field of creative perfumery founded by Jean-François Laporte in 1976, see interview - are celebrating their 40th anniversary with the introduction of a new collection of limited-edition perfumes taking inspiration from the different regions of France. It starts with Bucoliques de Provence...
The new eau de parfum represents the region of Grasse, the historical craddle of French know-how in perfumery.
In an effort to showcase the perfumers who create complex or simple yet subtle formulae, their names are to be written on the packaging - a first for the brand.
The perfumer as author is an idea which was defended by Frédéric Malle who made sure his « edited » perfumes bore visible signatures. Fabrice Pellegrin of Firmenich signs this inaugural opus.
The nose reportedly worked with a unique varietal of lavender cultivated in the town of Seillans to highlight a facet of Bucoliques de Provence, an iris-leather composition which makes use of modern perfumery methods in particular in blending techniques, while upholding ancestral traditions.
Grasse is reputed for its fundamental grounding in natural perfumery materials. Main notes for the unisex eau de parfum are the Seillans lavender, juniper berries and a leather accord resting on iris absolute enhanced by Muscenone.
SRPs : 92€ for 50 ml and 116€ for 100 ml