French perfume art house Les Parfums de Rosine has launched a new collection of four fragrances entitled Les Extravagants featuring the unisex scents Bois Fuschia, Bleu Abysse, Vanille Paradoxe and Eloge du Vert...
The brand is known for its commitment to exploring the many possibilities of rose fragrances. This time, co-founders Louis and Marie-Hélène Rogeon took it a step further by not just issuing a rose composition, but taking inspiration from unexpected olfactory facets of four varietals of roses.
Bois Fuschia, composed by perfumer Michel Almairac, is inspired by the fruity explosion of raspberry-colored Rosa Gallicas. It is said to be a lively, joyful, masterly contemporary blend dedicated in particular to "lovers of very beautiful fragrances." Head notes are cassis and iris followed by rose, raspberry and lychee and resting on base notes of patchouli, musk and sandalwood.
Bleu Abysse takes its cue from Rosa Moschata, whose diffusive, fresh scent led to the idea of creating a dry marine composition signed by young perfumer Serge de Oliveira. The latter wanted to restitute the sensation of exhilaration one feels standing by the ocean. It is said to be an enveloping and deep fragrance. Head notes are bergamot, elemi, and cassis; heart notes are rose and a mineral accord; base notes are oud, patchouli, vetiver, seaweed, and incense.
Vanille Paradoxe is about the scent of Bourbon Roses, which are to be found by the fields of vanilla on the Réunion island. It is said to be both a fresh and animalic vanilla composition by perfumer Delphine Lebeau. It is dedicated to people who love to explore. Head notes are juniper, rosemary and grapefruit; heart notes are rose, angelica, cardamom and cedarwood; base notes are vanilla, musk and Ambroxan.
Eloge du Vert is a green opus, which derives inspiration from the rose varietal Rosa Muscosa and its "vegetal facet" in particular. Nose Delphine Lebeau decided on a note of green pepper to interpret this green facet. Personality of the scent is said to be full of character, bold but not overbearing. It's touted as being the most resolutely unisex of the four. Head notes are rose and green pepper; heart notes are pepper and ginger; base notes are patchouli and cedarwood.
This collection is a new creative direction for the perfume house, with a refinement of its main concept of bringing exclusive focus to the exploration of rose olfaction.
SRPs are 145€ for 100 ml of eau de parfum.
[Source: press release]