L'Artisan Parfumeur is introducing two new unisex eaux de cologne called Champ de Fleurs and Champ de Baies in the spring of 2018, which are inspired by the luminous atmosphere of strolls taken through the countryside crossing a flower meadow and a berry field...
The idea behind the brand's cologne collection is said to be to explore a freshness path for familiar ingredients. Perfumer Anne Flipo of IFF, who signs Champ de Fleurs, has for instance authored the floral La Chasse au Papillons by the same house; she is known more generally for her perfumery work on white floral bouquets. With this new scent, she is in a way going back to the drawing board and rethinking her previous work.
Perfumer Evelyne Boulanger of Symrise composed Champ de Baies, which with its blackberry note will be like a new take on the house's Mûre et Musc's iconic tonality originally created by perfumer and brand founder Jean-François Laporte back in the 70s.
Champ de Fleurs features notes of dewy May muguet, jasmine petals, grapefruit, juicy pear, white cedarwood, musk, amber.
Champ de Baies showcases notes of Nashi pear, a pink rhubarb accord, bergamot zest, which evokes iced tea, jasmine, white musks, amber, cedarwood, patchouli.
Both colognes put the accent on softness, alongside freshness. Less predictably, they are also said to have an euphoric effect on the spirit. Eaux de Colognes are usually noted for their tonic properties rather than Dopamine-enhancing ones. You'll have to stress test them to see if they really work in this respect.
[Source: press release]