AEDES TOP SELLERS

Iris Nazarena - Eau de Parfum Aedes de Venustas Quick shop
Iris Nazarena - Eau de Parfum Aedes de Venustas
Iris Nazarena - Eau de Parfum Aedes de Venustas
Iris Nazarena - Eau de Parfum | Packaging | Aedes de Venustas
Iris Nazarena - Eau de Parfum | Packaging | Aedes de Venustas
Iris Nazarena - Eau de Parfum | Still Life | Aedes de Venustas
AEDES DE VENUSTAS

Iris Nazarena - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

The most precious and the most ancient aromatic materials come together for a scent that moves perfumery into the future by going to its roots.

The iris holds a precious position in the world of perfumery: Its prices soar beyond gold and its singular aroma cannot be experienced for six years after planting. In AEDES DE VENUSTAS IRIS NAZARENA, the rare floral root is reborn. It is huddled in conversation with incense, resulting in a mysterious and sensuous iris-incense accord that drives this deeply captivating perfume. 

The perfumer Ralf Schwieger had long wanted to offer a contemporary interpretation of iris without referencing its most well-known olfactive expressions, particularly Chanel N°19, which he calls “the benchmark of iris-based scents and an unsurpassed template since its launch in 1971.” He also wanted to incorporate transparency into notes that can be seen as somber, and end with something that would express a beauty that is both mystical and enduring.  

IRIS NAZARENA is named for the rare species Iris Bismarckiana, which is also known as Iris Nazarena because it grows mainly in the mountains east of Nazareth. The uncanny beauty of the blossom, with its brown or purple spots and delicate, bluish-purple veins, seduced Karl Bradl as soon as he discovered it on a postcard. It became the muse of the second AEDES DE VENUSTAS scent when it launched in 2013.

The flower itself does not give off a scent. Most irises don’t. Instead it is the root, or rhizome, that has become revered in perfumery. To turn it into an aromatic material, the flower must grow for three years before being uprooted. Then it is left to dry for another three years before developing its characteristic note, a mix of powder and wood and violet. It is then ground and distilled. Only after this time and labor-intensive process is the majestic iris resurrected, a journey that reflects the history of the land where the Iris Nazarena grows.

The suede-soft petals of the mystical iris muse are sketched in a subtle sfumato of brown, purple and white. Ambrette sheds the tender light of dawn on the top notes, rose adds a touch of floral sensuality, and the cool, vivid green of star anise conjures the stylized stems and leaves of the flower. Resinous juniper berry, patchouli and vetiver allude to its roots, driven into dark earth and rock, while the sacred smoke rising from the altars weaves its mineral, leather-scented tendrils throughout the development with clove, oud and incense. Incense is an olfactory thread that runs through much of the AEDES DE VENUSTAS collection. This millennia-old burnt offering to the gods is at the very origin of perfumery, since the word “perfume” itself springs from the Latin per fumare, which translates to “through smoke.”

Notes: Iris, incense, ambrette, juniper berry, star anise, leather, oud, clove, Rose de Mai, woods, musk and vetiver.

Perfumer: Ralf Schwieger

View product
Cierge de Lune - Eau de Parfum - AEDES DE VENUSTAS Quick shop
Cierge de Lune - Eau de Parfum - AEDES DE VENUSTAS
Cierge de Lune - Eau de Parfum - AEDES DE VENUSTAS
Cierge de Lune EdP - Packagin - Aedes de Venustas
Cierge de Lune - black box packaging EdP - Aedes de Venustas
Cierge de Lune EdP - Still life - Aedes de Venustas
AEDES DE VENUSTAS

Cierge de Lune - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

A flowering cactus sets the tone for this raw, glamorous take on the dark side of vanilla.

Cool and limpid as moonlit desert air. Velvety and sensuous as the midnight sky. CIERGE DE LUNE is inspired by the scent of the mysterious night-blooming cereus flowering cactus, also known as the Queen of the Night.

The French call cereus cierge de lune, “moon altar candle,” a literal translation of the Latin Selenicereus grandiflorus. Since its spectacular flower only opens after dark and wilts as the sun rises, it is said that Marie-Antoinette summoned the botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté at midnight to capture the New World cactus species’ poignantly fleeting beauty. Today, AEDES DE VENUSTAS co-founder Karl Bradl and perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin capture the suave scent of this elusive and evocative muse.

CIERGE DE LUNE spans a thrilling range, from crystalline high notes to a deep nocturnal purr of spicy vanilla laced with wisps of incense. For his first collaboration with AEDES DE VENUSTAS in 2016, Pellegrin drew from a rich portfolio. “Our Madagascan vanilla absolute is the truest to the natural ingredient,” he explains. Woodier and more ambery than its Tahitian counterpart with a tinge of tawny leather, this vanilla forms the heart of the composition, revealing a darker side. An airy waft of hedione transmutes the delectable pod into a cactus blossom, its pristine petals fleshed out by ylang-ylang.

To add vibrancy and brightness, twinkling pink pepper shoots glints of moonlight into the velvety blend, while black pepper runs an intriguing thread, from mineral, incense-like effects—a nod to the olfactory theme of the AEDES DE VENUSTAS line—to resinous, smoky, dark chocolate notes. Then, in a final metamorphosis, musky ambrox, underscored by a downy suede accord, turns the nocturnal bloom into a dusky second skin.

AEDES DE VENUSTAS CIERGE DE LUNE has now been carefully transferred to a precious new vessel: A fluted glass bottle marked by peacock blue accents, a matte black insignia-stamped cap, and a sleek yet weighty design that marks the next chapter in the AEDES DE VENUSTAS story. 

CIERGE DE LUNE takes you on an olfactory journey deep into the desert. A rare, regal bloom reinterpreted for your skin.

Notes: Crystalline accord, Madagascar vanilla absolute, ylang-ylang, pink and black peppers, ambrox, suede, incense, musk.

Perfumer: Fabrice Pellegrin

 

View product
Copal Azur - Eau de Parfum 3.4OZ  AEDES DE VENUSTAS Quick shop
Copal Azur - Eau de Parfum 3.4OZ  AEDES DE VENUSTAS
Copal Azur - Eau de Parfum 3.4OZ  AEDES DE VENUSTAS
Copal Azur EdP Packaging - Aedes de Venustas
Copal Azur EdP - Packaging - Aedes de Venustas
Copal Azur EdP - Aedes de Venustas | Still Life
AEDES DE VENUSTAS

Copal Azur - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

Suave clouds of burning copal whirling over Tulum inspire a beachy scent like no other.

Mayan incense rising from age-old temples. Lashes of sea spray and whiffs of the jungle where the jaguar lurks. AEDES DE VENUSTAS COPAL AZUR exhales the lush, spiritual vibes of sacred Tulum.

The Mayan incense copal is the muse of COPAL AZUR, brought to life by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour in 2014, who also authored AEDES DE VENUSTAS first scent, SIGNATURE. Incense is an olfactory thread that runs through much of the AEDES DE VENUSTAS collection. This millennia-old burnt offering to the gods is at the very origin of perfumery, since the word “perfume" itself springs from the Latin per fumare, which translates to “through smoke.” Who better than Duchaufour to whisk incense from the church into the seaside jungle?

Strikingly similar to frankincense, copal, whose name means “incense” in Nahuatl, can be extracted from a variety of trees native to Central and South America. And much like frankincense in Ancient Egypt or Greece, it was burned by the Mayans and Aztecs to “feed" the gods. Today, it is still used in Mexico for spiritual purposes.  Since copal resin cannot be used as a perfume ingredient, three different extractions of frankincense are used to conjure it from top to base notes, making up an extravagant 30% of the formula.

AEDES DE VENUSTAS co-founder Karl Bradl was drawn to its scent while cycling on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula through copal-laced air towards the natural reserve of Sian Kaâ’an, which translates as “Gate to Heaven." 

Just as the Mayan citadel looms over Tulum’s lush beachside paradise, a steep, mineral cliff of incense dominates the olfactory landscape of COPAL AZUR. Ozonic and salty notes call to mind the Caribbean Sea and the local cenotes, the subterranean fresh-water pools that dot the Yucatan Peninsula. A flash of green references lush Mexican jungles, cardamom peeks through the wet, woody undergrowth of patchouli and myrrh, and a touch of almond-scented tonka bean and amber, for the Jaguar God of Terrestrial Fire, reference the roundness of the copal and the burning of its embers. COPAL AZUR is hypnotic, spiritual and forceful, a wildly transporting perfume with an iconoclastic expression of incense at its core.

AEDES DE VENUSTAS COPAL AZUR has now been carefully transferred to a precious new vessel: A fluted glass bottle marked by peacock blue accents, a matte black insignia-stamped cap, and a sleek yet weighty design that marks the next chapter in the AEDES DE VENUSTAS story. 

Notes: Copal, ozone, salt, frankincense, resin, cardamom, patchouli, myrrh, tonka bean, amber

Perfumer: Bertrand Duchaufour
View product
ENCENS JAPONAIS EDP | AEDES DE VENUSTAS Quick shop
ENCENS JAPONAIS EDP | AEDES DE VENUSTAS
ENCENS JAPONAIS EDP | AEDES DE VENUSTAS
ENCENS JAPONAIS EDP | PACKAGING | AEDES DE VENUSTAS
ENCENS JAPONAIS EDP | PACKAGING | AEDES DE VENUSTAS
AEDES DE VENUSTAS

Encens Japonais - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

An opulent and spicy perfume draws on the freshness of incense before it is burned.

The doors of a temple swing open. An intoxicating rush of ancient Japanese incense fills the air. It is rich and enveloping, yet it lifts as much as it grounds the spirit. This is the essence of ENCENS JAPONAIS. 

A first whiff is a bit like looking through a keyhole: you think you know what you are viewing, but it is only upon further inspection that a full scene emerges. Instantly, a vivacious spiciness is present, a just-ground dusting of bracing pink pepper and black pepper with a touch of orange oil. But quickly other notes come to the fore: the Japanese incense entwined with the softness of leather. The balancing qualities of soft iris and rose. The sensuality of musk, the honeyed bitterness of strawflowers, and the voluptuous sweetness of precious woods draw you further into the depths of the temple.

While incense is immediately associated with depth and smoke, ENCENS JAPONAIS is a little-smelled riff on unburned incense. A freshly opened box, often smelled at AEDES PERFUMERY, has a peppery, fresh quality that dissipates when lit. The most high quality version comes from Japan.

AEDES DE VENUSTAS ENCENS JAPONAIS is presented in a precious vessel: A fluted glass bottle marked by peacock blue accents, a matte black insignia-stamped cap, and a sleek yet weighty design that marks the next chapter in the AEDES DE VENUSTAS story. 

ENCENS JAPONAIS expands and contracts with the senses.


Notes: Incense, leather, musk, strawflowers, black and pink pepper, orange, iris, rose, opoponax, benzoin, coffee, patchouli, wood


View product
Adr_ett Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com Quick shop
Adr_ett Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Adr_ett Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Adr_ett Eau de Parfum | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Adr_ett Eau de Parfum 50ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Adr_ett - Eau de Parfum 1.7oz Nomenclature
Nomenclature

Adr_ett - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

Helvetolide®

Part of the latest generation of synthetic musks (the oldest one goes back to 1888), Helvetolide® is particularly valued for its delectable pear note, reminiscent of ambrette, a vegetal musk extracted from hibiscus seeds. It was patented in 1991 by the Swiss company Firmenich, hence its name, derived from Helvetia, the Latin term for Switzerland.

The scent: Zero Gravity Musk

Helvetolide® gives off a softly enveloping, long-lasting aura; an otherworldly feeling of stillness and weightlessness. Rather than using Helvetolide® in a “classic” way to enhance other notes, Frank Voelkl boosts its ethereal vibe in a futuristic composition that seems to conjure the scent of zero gravity.

A pink pepper comet brings out its fruitiness. Cool, metallic iris underlines its affinities with ambrette (which has an iris facet). A nebula of vanilla, tonka bean and ambergris underline its sensuousness. In German, adrett means “neat” or “dapper”: in this spare, smartly trimmed scent, each element is essential – as it would be in outer space.

View product
Psy_cou - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
Psy_cou - Eau de Parfum
Psy_cou - Eau de Parfum
Psy_cou - Eau de Parfum
Psy_cou - Eau de Parfum
Psy_cou - Eau de Parfum
Nomenclature

Psy_cou - Eau de Parfum

$ 6.00

Coumarin®

Call it the primal scream of perfumery. Coumarin was the very first molecule that allowed perfumers to cut loose from the past and venture into modern abstraction. First used in the groundbreaking 1882 Fougère Royale, this synthetic marvel ignited a new era of artistic expression. Named after kumarù, the word for the tonka bean tree in Tupi, an Amazonian language, coumarin is not only the primal source of modern perfumery, it is still a primary material in the fragrance industry.

THE SCENT: Primal Modernity

To rebirth coumarin and bring it back to its original modernity in psy_cou, perfumer Frank Voelkl had to cure it from its compulsive desire for sugar in order to let its deepest psyche break free. Rather than focusing on its almondy aroma, he drew on the molecule’s true nature: the scent given off by fresh-mown hay. Cool, sparkling juniper berries and cardamom and creamy Palo Santo wood – used as incense in sacred Ecuadorian rituals – shed a ray of light on the bucolic bale. Then flamboyant saffron sets it ablaze, releasing burnt notes of coffee, incense and oud, unleashing psy_cou’s darkest instincts. Like souls, perfumes are made of shadows and light.

Notes: Coumarin, cardamom, juniper berries, coffee, incense, saffron, oud, palo santo

View product
Holy_wood Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com Quick shop
Holy_wood Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Holy_wood Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Holy_wood Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Holy_wood Eau de Parfumn 50ml  | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Holy_wood Eau de Parfum 50 ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Nomenclature

Holy_wood - Eau de Parfum

$ 6.00

 

The molecule: Clearwood®

The very first fragrance ingredient designed through White Biotechnology, Clearwood® is the 21st century’s answer to patchouli. Developed in California for Firmenich, this sustainable, eco-friendly material is derived from the fermentation of sugar cane. Blurring the boundary between the natural and the man-made, the pioneering Clearwood® ushers in a new age for perfumery.

The Scent: Glam Wood

In a neo-stalgic tribute to 1970s California, holy_wood celebrates both the New Age spiritual awakening of the era and the creative explosion of the New Hollywood cinema movement. Just as technical innovations allowed young directors like Scorsese or Altman to reinvent American cinematography, master perfumer Frank Voelkl uses cutting-edge materials to create a luminous modern version of the signature accord of that decade: rose and patchouli. Shorn of its musty facets, the latter reincarnates as the ethereal Clearwood®. Rose Petal Nature Print®, an airy “capture” of flower’s scent, breathes life into the classic note, sprinkled with sparkling pink pepper SFE*. Two floral divas, Bulgarian rose and jasmine sambac, add a touch of Golden-Age Hollywood glamour to the streamlined blend, on a bed of mystical sandalwood and luxurious suede. Turn on, tune in, waft out!

 

 

View product
minted - Eau de Parfum  75ml | Nomenclature Modern Eclectics | AEDES.COM Quick shop
minted - Eau de Parfum  75ml | Nomenclature Modern Eclectics | AEDES.COM
minted - Eau de Parfum  75ml | Nomenclature Modern Eclectics | AEDES.COM
minted - Eau de Parfum | Nomenclature Modern Eclectics | AEDES.COM
minted - Eau de Parfum 20 ml | Nomenclature Modern Eclectics | AEDES.COM
minted - Eau de Parfum 20 ml | Nomenclature Modern Eclectics | AEDES.COM
Nomenclature

minted - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

minted | Modern Eclectics
fresh, laundered herb

Moroccan mint tea on ice.
Guilt-free opulence.
Pale green clouds of chalk.
The clean virtual slate.
A crypto curious mind and a full wallet.

The art of the possible. An optimistic outlook. Freshly laundered herb with a touch of cream. Good taste. No acquisition required.


Modern Eclectics’ minted is the fragrance equivalent of a deep breath. Clean jasmine petals and papyrus dust a cup of Moroccan mint tea.

A faint cloud of powder makes the mint accord less
bracing but not soft. Instead, it is expansive and diffuse, carrying with it the subtle touches of violet and lemongrass. This aromatic woody scent lands on skin as a light veil that remains fresh even as the hours tick on.


Notes: Moroccan mint, mate tea, jasmine petals, papyrus, Atlas cedarwood, violet, lemongrass, bergamot, brown sugar

View product
Shi_so Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com Quick shop
Shi_so Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Shi_so Eau de Parfum 100ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Shi_so Eau de Parfum 100 ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Shi_so Eau de Parfum 50ml | Nomenclature | Aedes.com
Nomenclature

Shi_so - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

Glycolierral®

Though fragrance chemistry can’t yet say “green” in quite as many ways as Nature, today its variegated palette goes far beyond “grass” or “Granny Smith”. Thus, Givaudan’s herbaceous Glycolierral® captures the cool scent of a crushed ivy leaf – hence the name given by Givaudan to the molecule, from the French word for “ivy”, lierre.

THE SCENT: Thinking Green

Say it with a long “o” – Shisõ – and in Japanese, it means “modern thought”. With a short “o”, it trips over the tongue with the uniquely complex flavor of the shiso leaf. An iconic herb in Japanese cuisine, shiso is seldom featured in fragrance. But its smell – a blend of mint, basil and cumin with a metallic flash -- has long fascinated Bertrand Duchaufour. In shi_sõ, he spins it into an arrestingly modern take on a classic genre, the eau de Cologne, replacing citrus with a kaleidoscope of green notes. The zesty bite of cardamom. A sprig of cool spearmint. Lemony verbena. Raspy blackcurrant. Soapy almondy anise. Tart rhubarb. Glycolierral® wraps the bracing blend in a sweet, milky, sap-laden effect.

 

 

View product
Ganymede - Eau de Parfum | Marc-Antoine Barrois | AEDES.COM Quick shop
Ganymede - Eau de Parfum | Marc-Antoine Barrois | AEDES.COM
Marc-Antoine Barrois

Ganymede - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

Creating an elegant and unexpected harmony around a quartet of mandarin, violet, immortelle and suede, the two fellow artists Marc-Antoine Barrois along with perfumer Quentin Bisch have dreamt of a new planet: Ganymede, the rocky satellite of Jupiter discovered in 1610 by Galileo, is both luminous and covered with salt-water oceans. It acquired its name from Greek mythology: a young man, Ganymede, was kidnapped by gods who had been so enthralled by his beauty that he was offered immortality.

Composed by perfumer Quentin Bisch, Ganymede once again makes use of the suede-leathery notes that had made B683 a beautiful classic. This time though, the artists emancipated from traditional codes to take us somewhere else, towards a luminous and fluid elegance. Those leather notes become softer, gaining lightness and gentleness in contact with the fragrance of violet. The mandarin smell brings its full vivacity and its acidic essence. The latter gives the tone and verticality of the fragrance from the very start. Yet opposing it, the immortelle is its counterpoint and raises the scented harmony with its double-sided fragrance, at times mineral, at other times salty.

The entire composition plays with contrasts and oppositions. The notes answer one another in a permanent conversation drawing a new olfactory map on the skin, on the reverse of a cashmere jacket, or even right there, next to the buttons of the sleeves, on the wrist. If it could be summed up into one single image, it would be a compass : north for the zested liveliness of the mandarin to which the south would answer with the everlasting flower and to highlight this olfactory frame, the density of suede notes on the west would balance the subtle and delicate florality of the violet on the east. Those are four directions for a perfumed journey to a new imaginary world and new codes of elegance.

  • Top Notes: Mandarin, saffron
  • Middle Notes: Violet leaf, Chinese osmanthus absolute
  • Base Notes: Akigalawood, immortelle absolute
View product
Molecule 01 | Escentric Molecules Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Molecule 01 | Escentric Molecules Collection | Aedes.com
Escentric Molecules

Molecule 01 - Eau de Toilette

$ 4.00

Molecule 01 is composed solely of Iso E Super, an aroma-chemical with a warm woody tonality. It possesses a velvety quality that is simultaneously elusive and tenacious.

The effect of this fascinating molecule with its smooth, ambered wood note is radiant and soft, beckoning one to come closer to experience its magic.

  • Perfumer: Geza Schoen
  • Created: 2006
View product
Dom Rosa - Eaux Sanguines | Liquides Imaginaires | AEDES.COM Quick shop
Dom Rosa - Eaux Sanguines | Liquides Imaginaires | AEDES.COM
Liquides Imaginaires

Dom Rosa - Eaux Sanguine

$ 5.00

Pink champagne - a perfume of flavors

It is romantic. Intoxication of festive pleasures. Bubbly, sensitive character. Sometimes a victim of love.

  • Top Notes: Champagne accord, grapefruit, pear
  • Middle Notes: Damascene rose, clove, incense
  • Base Notes: Cedar wood, vetiver, gaiac wood
  • Olfactive Group: Woody
View product
Blanche Bête - Eaux de Peau | Liquides Imaginaires | AEDES.COM Quick shop
Blanche Bête - Eaux de Peau | Liquides Imaginaires | AEDES.COM
Liquides Imaginaires

Blanche Bête - Eaux de Peau

$ 5.00

White flowers & Milky powdered BLANCHE BÊTE is innocence and pure strength.

Its beauty enchants with its immaculate energy. Its milky candor invites nobility.

  • Top Notes: Ambrette seed, milk accord
  • Middle Notes: Jasmine vintage accord, tuberose, incense
  • Base Notes: Tonka, cacao, musky vanilla
  • Olfactive Group: Woody
View product
Melograno - Acqua di Colonia Quick shop
Melograno - Acqua di Colonia
Melograno - Acqua di Colonia
Melograno - Acqua di Colonia
Santa Maria Novella

Melograno - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

The composition of the tart taste of pomegranate with an insistent powdery undertone is a Santa Maria Novella classic fragrance perfect for day or night.

View product
Tabacco Toscano - Firenze 1221 collection Eau de Cologne 100ml Quick shop
Tabacco Toscano - Firenze 1221 collection Eau de Cologne 100ml
Tabacco Toscano - Firenze 1221 collection Eau de Cologne 100ml
tabacco toscano firenze 1221 santa maria novella edc 50ml
Santa Maria Novella

Tabacco Toscano - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

Dedicated to the worlds famous Toscana Cigar first introduced in 1818 in the Tuscan town of Lucca, Italia, Santa Maria Novella's Tabacco Toscano opens with a sparkling fruity-floral note and quickly changes into a warm and leathery yet airy tobacco scent.

View product
Black Jade - EdP by Lubin Quick shop
Black Jade - EdP by Lubin
Lubin

Black Jade - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

In 1784, 10-year-old Pierre François Lubin became the apprentice of Tombarelli, a master perfumer of Grasse, in the south of France. Some years later, he came to Paris to complete his apprenticeship in the prestigious workshop of Fargeon, perfumer to the Royal Court. His ambition was subsequently to join the corporation of perfumers founded in the 15th century. 

The latter enjoyed growing prestige at the time, for since the reign of Louis XIV, hygiene had been making great progress at Versailles. The use of soaps, perfumes and cosmetics gradually became entrenched. The queen’s perfumer Fargeon was therefore a familiar face at the Royal Palace of Versailles, where he regularly brought his preparations to Queen Marie Antoinette.

The 18th century saw the awakening of a philosophical and political consciousness that gave the period its name of the “Age of Enlightenment”. Monarchy and the absolute power exercised by the sovereign were increasingly subject to criticism. These ideas spread to the people, and in 1789 royal power gave way to popular uprisings and was replaced by a revolutionary assembly elected by all, where the most radical elements eventually dominated. Under increasing attack, the royal family was finally imprisoned in the Tuileries castle in Paris, while war threatened at the borders.

Amidst this revolutionary Paris, Master Perfumer Fargeon remained loyal to Queen Marie Antoinette and continued to supply her with his preparations. One of these was his “eau de toilette”, an alcohol-based infusion that the queen applied to her skin during her morning ablutions to maintain the fresh complexion that caused so much envy at court. The young apprentice Lubin carefully copied his master’s formulae: he would remember them when he set up his own shop in rue Sainte Anne a few years later in 1798, and launched the famous “eau de toilette” that established his reputation. Marie Antoinette’s daughter, Marie Thérèse of France, who had become the duchess of Angoulême, quickly adopted it after her return from exile in 1815, and in turn appointed Lubin as “supplier to the Duke of Angoulême”

But the young Lubin was also interested in a mysterious perfume that the queen had ordered from Jean Louis Fargeon during the creation of the Trianon gardens, her private domain. The roses in the recipe of course evoked the flower garden, and are combined with jasmine from Grasse, but the use of spices and noble wood imported from distant lands, those that inspired the motifs of the wall decorations at Versailles, gave it more exotic tones. Precious patchouli and sandalwood, vanilla and cinnamon, coriander and cardamom, frankincense and galbanum were brought from India and French islands beyond the seas. With these ingredients, the initially cool floral fragrance became mellow and warm on the queen’s skin. It leaves a discreet trace with notes of amber, elegant and sensual. The queen took it everywhere in a small flask of black jade that protected it from daylight.

In the house of Lubin, the once lost but now resuscitated fragrance for a long time bore the name of “jardin secret”, until the 1930s, without any explicit reference ever being made to its origin. We have now restored its name of the time, “black jade”, the one brought to us by a close friend to whom the queen gave the black flask with its nostalgic whiffs when they parted for the last time. It held the “secret garden” of a queen, the memory of her happy days, of spring evenings in the intimacy of the Petit Trianon, at Versailles, but far from the pomp of the court.

A black jade bottle held the last remaining scents of a secret garden. The discovery of its formula, copied by an indiscreet apprentice, revealed its mysteries. It belonged to a queen in the Trianon rose gardens, far from the splendors of the Court, before the turmoil of history was unleashed. Entrusted to a noblewoman and very dear friend, it has come down to us through the ages to be reborn today. Galbanum, bergamot and cardamom provide a fresh prelude to the rose and jasmine heart notes, enhanced by a hint of incense and cinnamon. The amber base, anchored in exotic woods, Indian sandalwood and patchouli, is arrayed in vanilla and Tonka bean.

  • Top Notes: Galbanum, bergamot, cardamom
  • Middle Notes:  Rose, jasmin, incense, cinnamon
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, tonka bean, amber
  • Olfactive Group: Floral
View product
1270 - Eau de Parfum | P. Frapin & Cie | AEDES.COM Quick shop
1270 - Eau de Parfum | P. Frapin & Cie | AEDES.COM
P. Frapin & Cie

1270 - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

The first perfume in the Frapin collection was conceived as a tribute to the origins of the Frapin family, who settled in the Charente in 1270, and inspired by the grape variety from which cognac was once distilled, now replaced with Ugni Blanc: the Folle Blanche. 

‘Folle’ means ‘mad’, and with its cornucopia of gourmand aromas, 1270 is indeed so madly delicious you won’t know whether to drink it or spray it on your skin. As for ‘blanche’, it’s French for ‘white’, though 1270 is anything but: its warm-hued palette runs from golden pineapple to candied orange, ambery raisins, purple prunes and russet hazelnuts to the roasted duskiness of cocoa and coffee. 

The mouth-watering fruit, nut, spice and vanilla accords of 1270 conjure the complex aroma known as the rancio, which is developed by the oldest cognacs. The chocolate and coffee notes, underlined with a whiff of Havana tobacco, hint at the flavours that best complement the Frapin elixirs. The light scent of the vine flower and the honeyed fragrance of the lime blossom melting into a white honey accord blow a gentle spring breeze on this fall-tinged fragrance; the smoky vanilla facets of gaiac wood conjure a crackling blaze of vine shoots in the chimney… A distillation of gourmand pleasures that will turn your skin into a sensuous feast, re-orchestrated by perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur.

 

  • Top Notes: Candied orange, nuts, dried grapes, prunes, cocoa, tonka bean and coffee
  • Middle Notes: Vine flowers, linden, pepper, spices, everlasting flowers
  • Base Notes: Precious woods, guaiac wood, vanilla and white honey
View product
Baccarat Rouge 540 - Eau de Parfum 2.4oz by Maison Francis Kukrdjian Quick shop
Baccarat Rouge 540 - Eau de Parfum 2.4oz by Maison Francis Kukrdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540 - Eau de Parfum 2.4oz by Maison Francis Kukrdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540 - Eau de Parfum 2.4oz by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540 - Eau de Parfum 2.4oz by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540 -Eau de Parfum 6.8oz by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540 - Eau de Parfum
Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Baccarat Rouge 540 - Eau de Parfum

$ 6.00

Baccarat Rouge 540 eau de parfum is born from the encounter between Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Baccarat to celebrate the crystal manufacturer’s 250th birthday.

The woody scent releases a poetic alchemy, a highly condensed and graphic olfactory signature. Breezy jasmine facets, radiant saffron boost the ambergris mineral notes and the woody tones of freshly-cut cedar.

Bright and sleek, Baccarat Rouge 540 eau de parfum caresses the skin like an amber and woody floral whisper.

  • Notes: Jasmine, Saffron, Cedarwood, Ambergris
  • Country of Origin: France

 

 

View product
Aqua Universalis - Eau de Toilette by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Quick shop
Aqua Universalis - Eau de Toilette by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Aqua Universalis - Eau de Toilette by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Aqua Universalis - Eau de Toilette by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Aqua Universalis - Eau de Toilette
Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Aqua Universalis - Eau de Toilette

$ 4.00

A fragrance that is quite simply luminous, to be used by everyone, everywhere and at all times. An exquisite sense of freshness in an all-purpose Eau de toilette.

  • Notes: Bergamot from Calabria, Lemon from Sicily, White Bouquet (Lily of the valley and sweet Mock-Orange), Light and musky woods
  • Country of Origin: France
View product
Morning Chess - Eau de Parfum 3.4oz by Vilhelm Parfumerie Quick shop
Morning Chess - Eau de Parfum 3.4oz by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Morning Chess - Eau de Parfum 3.4oz by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Morning Chess - Eau de Parfum 50ML VILHELM PARFUMERIE
Morning Chess EdP Travel Spray 20ml by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Morning Chess | Vilhelm Parfumerie | Still Life
Vilhelm Parfumerie

Morning Chess - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

MY SWEDISH SUMMERS

Bright endless mornings in a cottage, minds battling in wit over a chessboard: the memories of Jan’s summer shared with his grandfather. The ripe, green lushness of summer on the Swedish coast, where grassy notes are light enough to hit at the evergreen sharpness of the distant winter air.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot
  • Middle Notes: Tuscan leather, galbanum
  • Base Notes: Patchouli, black amber
  • Olfactive Group: Leather
  • Perfumer: Jerome Epinette
  • Created: 2015

 

View product
Dear Polly - Eau de Parfum 3.4oz by Vilhelm Parfumerie Quick shop
Dear Polly - Eau de Parfum 3.4oz by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Dear Polly - Eau de Parfum 3.4oz by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Dear Polly - Eau de Parfum 50ml Vilhelm Parfumerie
Dear Polly | Vilhelm Parfumerie | Still Life
Dear Polly - Eau de Parfum 0.68oz Vilhelm Parfumerie
Vilhelm Parfumerie

Dear Polly - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

TEA FOR TWO

Distance is nothing to the heart: The scent of black tea, brewed just as she likes it, and the crispness of morning light, slowly easing away the night that still clings to the senses. Ceylon black tea immediately warms the skin while sensuous musk simmers below.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, apple
  • Middle Notes: Ceylon black tea
  • Base Notes: Oakmoss, black amber, musk
  • Olfactive Group: Aromatic
  • Perfumer: Jerome Epinette
  • Created: 2015

 

View product
Eau d'Italie EdP 3.4oz Eau d'Italie Quick shop
Eau d'Italie EdP 3.4oz Eau d'Italie
Eau d'Italie

Eau d'Italie - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

A subtly seductive yet decisive scent, for men and women. Bergamot and incense turn a floral note into a reminder of the verdant cliffs on the sparkling Amalfi Coast.

  • TOP NOTES: Incense, bergamot, blackcurrant
  • MIDDLE NOTES: Clay, magnolia, tuberose
  • BASE NOTES: Amber, patchouli, clove, musk
  • OLFACTIVE GROUP: Chypre
  • PERFUMER: Bertrand Duchaufour
  • CREATED: 2005
View product
African Leather - EdP 2.5oz by Memo Paris Quick shop
African Leather - EdP 2.5oz by Memo Paris
African Leather - EdP 2.5oz by Memo Paris
African Leather - Eau de Parfum
Memo Paris

African Leather - Eau de Parfum

$ 6.00

In this safari themed leather fragrance MEMO Paris uses MD distillation for the geranium - a molecular distillation process that is especially pure.

How to describe a safari leather? Imagine a safari landscape, elephants, cardamom, bergamot, wild cats, sand, leopard spots, saffron, rhinoceros horn, cumin, lion mane, patchouli, gazelle hoof, geranium, grapefruit, snake skin, oud accord, eagle eye, vetiver, buffalo neck, musk, green lizards, moss, winter sun, zebra stripes, leather accord, cheetah paws, cedar, antelopes racing, savannah, meerkat smiles, spices, crocodiles and heat.

  • Top Notes: Cardamom, bergamot
  • Middle Notes: Geranium
  • Base Notes: Leather, patchouli, oud, vetiver, musk
  • Olfactive Group: Leather
  • Perfumer: Alienor Massenet
  • Created: 2015
View product
Eau Chic | Astier de Villatte Paris Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Eau Chic | Astier de Villatte Paris Collection | Aedes.com
Eau Chic | Astier de Villatte Paris Collection | Aedes.com
Eau Chic | Astier de Villatte Paris Collection | Aedes.com
Eau Chic | Astier de Villatte Paris Collection | Aedes.com
Astier de Villatte

Eau Chic - Astier de Villatte

$ 5.00

A pure creation by Françoise Caron, its impeccable manners hide a fiery temperament.

A subtle balance of white flowers, ylang-ylang, crushed rose, mysterious tuberose, alongside the fresh, nervous intensity or rosemary, basil, thyme, lemon petit grain and lavender.

 

 

View product
Hierbas de Ibiza Collection | Aedes Perfumery | Aedes.com Quick shop
Hierbas de Ibiza Collection | Aedes Perfumery | Aedes.com
Hierbas de Ibiza

Hierbas de Ibiza - Agua de Colonia - Eau de Cologne (Spray)

$ 95.00

A fresh herbal fragrance for men and women inspired by the unique Mediterranean aromas of the island of Ibiza.

It is made with the natural essences of orange and lemon peel, thyme, lavender, sage, verbena, jasmine and orange blossoms.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, orange, lemon
  • Middle Notes: Thyme, lavender, sage, verbena
  • Base Notes: Jasmin, neroli
  • Olfactive Group: Citrus
View product
Raw Gold - Eau de Parfum Limited Edition Quick shop
Raw Gold - Eau de Parfum Limited Edition
Thomas de Monaco

Raw Gold - Eau de Parfum Limited Edition

$ 9.50

Raw Gold is a very intimate scent, deep and seductive.

After first maturing for two years, Raw Gold has been bottled as a limited edition of 1,400 flacons. 

Countless images layered one above the other. Woven into complex textures to create a unique memory.  A scent with a distinctive character, unfolding voluptuously and demandingly, its heart calling for unbridled freedom. On arrival, a journey of velvety seduction follows. Raw Gold, a modern unisex fragrance, yearning for subtle romanticism.

The very first impression is made by the package of Raw Gold. It is produced from 35% cotton and 65% FSC certified paper. No plastics were used in the development of the box, so the whole product is recyclable and sustainable.
View product