Have you noticed the recent stream of new marine compositions? It is quite remarkable. L'Artisan Parfumeur will release a perfume composition called Un Air de Bretagne in Les Paysages collection, a work in this genre, which is undergoing a renaissance of sorts...
Last year, Les Paysages collection, dedicated to creating olfactive renditions of France's regions, debuted with Bucoliques de Provence by nose Fabrice Pellegrin.
Perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglu of IFF is the name behind the upcoming fragrance. She takes inspiration from the wild landscapes of Brittany, the force of its elements. She has reportedly thought of the perfume as "a breath of air on skin" as well as "the taste of salt on lips" after a tempest.
The perfume centers on a marine accord which was made to feel like a vapor of salt, while the composition is lit from within by a luminous accord meant to evoke the natural light of Brittany.
You will find notes of an absolute of algae and an accord of ambergris, the latter meant to mimic the smell of skin warmed up by sunshine. Radiance rests on neroli essence. The greenness of the coastal region is represented by notes of LMR (Laboratoires Monique Rémy) cypress absolute and essence of cedar leaves.
While reading the notes, we got a realistic impression of fresh seaweed or varech thanks to synesthesia. It smelled really good and earthy. Crossing fingers.
The unisex fragrance will be available from September 2017.
Price is 130€ for 100 ml.
[Via press release]