The Art of Perfumery is a new perfume house based near Grasse, France. They have introduced a line of 7 fragrances: 4 Eaux de Parfum for women and 3 Eaux de Toilette for men. Each fragrance is also available in a room spray and candle.
Per founder Peter Milsted, who also runs the do-it-yourself custom fragrance site Perfume Lab, "We sought to release the creative genius of top perfumers. We offered them time and support to create the perfumes they themselves want to develop free of the constraints of mass appeal.” Unfortunately, the names of the perfumers will not be released.
The fragrances are:
No. 1 for women: "a delicate and original mandarin, spice, aquatic floral with unforgettable presence"
No. 2 for men: "an inspirational fresh, bergamot, fougere, woody, herbal cologne that produces a blast of pure energy"
No. 3 for women: "a classic lily of the valley blended with perfect white flowers, producing a perfume of uncommon purity"
No. 4 for men: "a perfect meeting of peppery fire and marine ice – a fragrance of beautifully controlled contrasts"
No. 5 for women: "a sensual, gourmand oriental masterpiece, combining classic themes with masterful innovation"
No. 6 for men: "Rich spice cake and elegant lapsang in front of a roaring wood fire – a masculine fragrance that women will love"
No. 7 for women: "rose and amber create breathtaking romance in a bottle."
The 50 ml bottles run 75 euros; samples are available for 3 euros each. Read more at the Art of Perfumery website.