THE HISTORY OF MIZENSIR STARTED WITH SCENTED CANDLES, WHICH ARE ALL SIGNED BY THE "NOSE" ALBERTO MORILLAS, PERFUMER BY PROFESSION AND RENOWNED IN THE WORLD OF FINE PERFUMERY. With the successes of Byzantium by Rochas, CK one by Calvin Klein, pleasures by Estée Lauder, Acqua di GIO by Giorgio Armani and PI de Givenchy, Alberto Morillas received the title of master perfumer.
Cologne du Maté - Eau de Parfum
Pick a tangerine, peel the fruit to separate the segments, place them around a glass of ice-cold mate. Citrus and leaves blend their aromas, the sweet bitterness of one responds to the herbaceous and nuanced notes of tea of the other. Cologne du Maté is an unexpected olfactory thunderbolt between two elements, which merge into the heart of the composition. The mate absolute is little used in perfumery. Even less iced to the extreme to blend in with a tangerine essence. And yet, alchemy operates instantly. The Paradisone®, fresh as a waterfall, stretches the zesty and fruity vivacity of the tangerine to the mate supported by the delicately aromatic essence of sage. A Cologne du Maté that could have been called encounter on the skin between a zest and a leaf.
Chambre des Lords - Candle
Without any doubt, the Chambre des Lords is a true woody fragrance, powerful and full of character, inspired by the famous parliamentary chamber. Opulent wood panelling, worn leather and large stained glass windows giving a warm luminosity, creating a solemn atmosphere, impressive and tainted with history.
Sweet Praline - Eau de Parfum
Yet another praline indeed but this time it’s so different from the others! Neither sweet nor syrupy, this one is a subtle blend of tasty notes, raspberry with barely caramelized benzoin which, softly and as delicately as a petal, sweetens the Chinese sambac jasmine.
To spice the whole thing up and give it the elegance which marks great perfumes, sparks of frankincense and papyrus wood were also tagged on. This Sweet Praline is not the one of a confectioner but a perfumer’s… for your skin to be good enough to eat!
- Top Notes: Raspberry accord, Hedione®
- Heart Notes: Absolute jasmine sambac from China, SFE incense extract (CO2 extraction)
- Base Notes: Benjoin, Ambrox®, papyrus wood (cypriol)
- Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
Musc Eternel - Eau de Parfum
Let’s try first to imagine a bunch of roses, jasmine and white hawthorns, nested in a white musk cocoon, which would be terrifically powdery thanks to the elegance of Florentine iris…
Then let’s add a gourmet touch thanks to the tonka bean, that brings its almondy feel to the fragrance. Here, appears Musc Eternel, a musky and sensual touch which stands like a second skin.
- Top Notes: Bulgarian rose essence, Paradisone®.
- Heart Notes: Absolute iris, Egyptian jasmine absolute, Hawthorn accord
- Base Notes: White musks, tonka bean absolute
- Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
Celebes Wood - Eau de Parfum
An imaginary journey to Celebes Island, also known as Sulawesi. A profusion of spices and woods, dense and powerful as one entered an extraordinary forest at the other end of the world. The sun is at its zenith, the heat awakens the scents and from the dawn, we can already perceive the scents of rare essences.
One advances little by little and the smells intensify: burning cinnamon barks, intoxicating cardamom seeds... Then it is the turn of white pepper with its sparkling note, black vanilla pod hardly greedy. Cold spices mingle with warm spices, followed closely by the roasted accents of tonka bean and the depth of labdanum. And slowly, the fragrances become so intense that they leave their mark on the skin.
- Top Notes: Bergamot essence, cardamom essence, geranium essence
- Heart Notes: Essence of cinnamon, essence of cistus labdanum, essence of white pepper, absolute tonka bean
- Base Notes: Styrax essence, Clearwood®, Madagascar vanilla absolute
- Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
Bois de Mysore - Eau de Parfum
No perfumer has ever worked on sandalwood that way before, from its top, down to its roots.
To bring the freshness and softness of sandalwood leaves, Alberto Morillas uses green cardamom and violet leaf. Sri-Lankan sandalwood speaks for the dense and soft trunk while Vulcanolide® white musk reminds the roots deeply buried in the ground.
Mineral, earthy, “Bois de Mysore” divulges a lightly powdered and voluptuous whiff, as sensual as a deer. “Bois de Mysore” works like a sumptuous skin wood.
- Top Notes: Mandarin essence, neroli essence, green cardamom essence
- Heart Notes: Indian sambac jasmine absolute, violet leaf absolute,
- Base Notes: Sri Lankan sandalwood essence, white musk (Vulcanolide®)
- Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
Mizensir Sample Pack
A collection of nine Mizensir Eau de Parfums created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas. The sample pack includes the following creations:
For Your Love
Cologne de Figuier
Eau de Gingembre
Très Chère - Eau de Parfum
A letter from Alberto Morillas on Très Chère:
This letter might never reach you even though this is for you, just like this perfume. Our eyes have only met once but I feel like I have always known you. We were on the Paris-Venice train, that day when the train stopped in the middle of nowhere at night.
You were leaving when I was just coming in for dinner. You brushed past me, I looked at you. You said “Sorry!” My eyes stared at you, your profile, your eyelashes curves, the hem of your lips. One second which will last for eternity. One second, just enough time to create this perfume. It tells the story of this moment which has made such an impression on me. Everything was there. The sweetness of your voice, your gestures grace, which the musk roundness and the sandalwood and vanilla mellowness, seize so well here. Your silhouette outlined by the light, I see it as graceful as a white flower.
I looked for you for a long time, I would have loved to see you again. I am catching the train back tonight. I will keep these words to myself. And this perfume too.
-Top Notes: Orange blossom
-Middle Notes: Ambrox, paradisone, jasmine
-Base Notes: Bourbon vanilla, exalting, sandalwood
Rose Exaltante - Eau de Parfum
“We don’t know each other yet, but I know you won’t be able to live without me from now on. I am going to be your new obsession. You won’t see me coming and first, will only perceive my delicate Bulgarian rose whiff.
Then, the pink pepper and the chamomile blue will come along and subtly inebriate your senses with their spicy scent. Some say they surrendered at that very moment, totally taken by those spices to which I have added just enough of styrax and oud wood, to make it more sleek and graceful. I am not like other roses. You can’t pick me. You can not catch me. I am the one who comes to you. My scent is as powerful as woods and salves and hides the musk sensuality which quivers underneath the skin.”
-Top Notes: Hedione, Tunisian neroli
-Middle Notes: Tuberose, orange blossom
-Base Notes: Sri Lankan sandalwood, white musk
Perfect Oud - Eau de Parfum
Bright red embers slowly burn bits of oud wood; its smoke gives the full intensity of this amazing material.
“Perfect Oud” is the memory of this burnt wood for which Alberto Morillas made the decision not to include any oud wood essence. “Perfect Oud” is an emotion. The one of slow rising heat. A scent of leather and smoke which penetrates the skin and linens.
The rarely used Alaska cedar dominates here, revealing leather and incense notes. If coriander and bergamot oils cool it down, cade oil joins in to invigorate the blend.
Hot and radical, “Perfect Oud” eventually bends thanks to the rose and iris oils.
And smoke can turn into a marvellous wake
-Top Notes: Bulgarian rose, bergamot
-Middle Notes: Iris, oud wood
-Base Notes: Alaskan cedarwood
Mythique Vetiver - Eau de Parfum
Vetiver is the most predominant and stylish oil in men’s perfumery, which usually leaves an everlasting mark to the ones who cross its woody path. For Mythique Vétyver , Alberto Morillas has gathered altogether everything he loves: first, a vivid subtlety, which a combination of citrus and bergamot turns almost bitter and citrus fruit like.
Second, an oddly rose-like nature which Alberto Morillas found into the geranium, the flower he likes calling the “man’s rose”. And last, a dense and smoky identity, which has been enhanced with Papyrus and the woody-ambery notes of Patchouli and Labdanum Ciste. Yet at the heart of this magnificent brew, lays the intense and perfectly balanced notes of Haitian Vetiver.
-Top Notes: Bergamot, lemon
-Middle Notes: Geranium bourbon, labdanum ciste
-Base Notes: Papyrus wood, vetiver, patchouli
Luxury - Eau de Parfum
Powder foundation, make-up and cream scents... A woman is getting ready while a man is watching her. This man is Alberto Morillas, perfumer, who looks at the scene with his artistic eyes: from that moment he creates Luxury, a pure concentrate of femininity.
The most precious ingredients enhance the skin's natural scent like a hint of blush enhances the pink of a cheekbone. It smells like make-up, enveloping balms, sweet milk with floral and musky notes. There is orange blossom, a beautiful iris to which Alberto Morillas has added irone, this molecule naturally present in the rhizome and which gives the perfume its powdery signature. Then appear the shrouding notes of benzoin, vanilla and Tonka bean, to offer a perfume as soft as skin texture.
-Top Notes: Orange blossom, paradisone
-Middle Notes: Ambrox, iris
-Base Notes: Benzoin, vanilla, tonka bean, musceone
Ideal Oud - Eau de Parfum
“Ideal Oud” is the perfumer’s take onto two opposite raw materials, rose and oud wood: fragility and power in one hand, light and darkness, in the other hand.
To get control over the powerful oud wood, Alberto Morillas has combined it with a duet of roses, Bulgarian and Centifolia. The result? A subtle oud wood turned into a dark and mysterious flower, spiced up with fiery rose pepper and saffron.
One can feel the dominating, heady leather-wood scent, enhanced by papyrus wood and labdanum. “Ideal Oud” is as much for women as for men. Nothing too overwhelming or too brutal. But rather, a perfume as soft as silk satin on your skin.
-Top Notes: Bulgarian rose,rose absolute, pink pepper
-Middle Notes: Ylang ylang, saffron, Laotian oud wood
-Base Notes: Bourbon vanilla, papyrus wood, labdanum
For Your Love - Eau de Parfum
The scent of another: For your love is about taking risks. Imagine the scent of a kiss, with all the olfactory sensations that you experience in that fraction of second as you approach the other person.
The intimacy of skin, the warm musk of the neck at the hairline and the fruity, powdery fragrance of lipstick. It’s all there. Through notes of raspberry that evoke make-up, Exaltone© with its strangely human scent and the carnal pleasure of Cachalox© that is so close to ambergris.
Finally, for the sensuality of skin touching skin in a gentle caress, benzoin and patchouli add their depth and sweetness.
In olden days, they wore musk to indicate that they were looking for a lover and a good lover was said to be “as sharp as amber”, meaning they were gifted with great insight.
A note from the perfumer Alberto Morillas:
“This creation should be thought of as a statement by the perfumer, as we never create for ourselves, only for others. It is also a kind of olfactory game between the tenderness and pleasure two people can share. I like the idea of fun in wearing the same perfume. Therefore, it is just as enticing on a man’s or a woman’s skin.
-Top Notes: Raspberry, Exaltone
-Middle Notes: Cachalox
-Base Notes: Benzoin, patchouli
Eau de Gingembre - Eau de Parfum
In perfumery, citrus would usually be used to express invigorating freshness. Like a travel memory in India where the air gets refreshed through sprays of ginger water, Eau de Gingembre is a spicy composition which sparkles like the bright and intense note of ginger that bites the tongue when eaten freshly grated.
At the heart of the fragrance, a ginger CO2 extract, obtained through a process which keeps the entire product integrity. Bergamot, neroli and petitgrain oil bring in their citrus touch when fig Leaf and cypress oil create an everlasting sprightly feel. A clean, sharp and metaphorical creation as sharp as a dive in icy water.
-Top Notes: Bergamot, ginger Co2 extract, neroli, petitgrain
-Middle Notes: Fig leaf, cypress
-Base Notes: White wood
Cologne de Figuier - Eau de Parfum
Take a fig leaf, rub it in the palms of your hands, and then afterwards smell your hands. You will sense the green and crisp vivacity of the breaking stem, the roundness of the fruit that is still ripening in the sun and the freshness of an afternoon in the shade of the branches.
Cologne de Figuier is an "olfactory sketch" of this gesture leaving its fragrance on your skin. Based on a fig leaf accord with a zest of bergamot and grapefruit, the vegetal greenness of a galbanum adds a spicy touch of pink pepper. A wood marquetry, with mineral and amber notes, emphasizes the density of the tree, in the background. A fig tree sketched in one stroke by a perfumer, therefore tracing the contours of a bright, green and subtly woody Cologne.
A note from perfumer Alberto Morillas:
"This Cologne adds another dimension to the fig tree. It sets off the traditional fruity accents of the fig and releases the whole tree. We can sense the wood, the leaves, the branches. I wanted a composition that could be worn at any time of the year, like a desire to instantly remember a nap against a tree. "
-Top Notes: Bulgarian rose, rose absolute, pink pepper
-Middle Notes: Galbanum, pink pepper
-Base Notes: Cetalox, vulcanolide