French niche perfume house The Different Company has launched a new unisex perfume in the L'Esprit Cologne collection entitled Majaina Sin, the result of a research trip to Madagascar exploring isolated geographic areas of the island, tracking down new raw materials...
Perfumer Emilie Coppermann, not only composed the fragrance but journeyed herself to source the exotic essences. She explained that she literally had to reach her final destination in a canoe.
What feels familiar is that the description of notes in French on the fragrance flacon reads like a menu: crystallized orange, ginger, chestnut cream, orchid, heliotrope, maple syrup, tonka bean, vanilla extract, musk, and amber - those two latter notes become gourmand too by contagion, as they were and still are to be found today sometimes in some edible products.
The brand says,
"My freshness is opulent, made from an excessive vanilla - Madagascar's brown treasure. Alongside the vanilla, other riches from the fertile soil have inspired me: explosive cinnamon and mouth-watering ginger. From the Cologne Collection, I cannot hide the Bergamot and Neroli notes of which I am composed. Smelling me will generate a strong dependency, a feeling of belonging. I am a tribute to a country and its inhabitants. I am a sweet and refreshing madness, an olfactory paradox."
The eau de parfum is labeled as a through and through gourmand opus with a dose of eau de cologne. It has head notes of Orange Bigarade, Bergamot, Neroli, Orange Blossom, Ginger from Madagascar. The heart features Orchid, Heliotrope, Chestnut Cream, Cinnamon from Madagascar. The Tonka bean from Guatemala, Amber, Sandal Album,Vanilla Gold Extract from Madagascar.
The Gold Extract Vanilla grade is one which has been subjected to "about 50 quality controls," the house specifies.
Thierry de Bashmakoff designed the bottle, which is refillable. A 100 ml flacon of eau de parfum is priced at €120.
[Via press release]