Coming this October from L'Artisan, Aedes de Venustas Eau de Parfum:
Close your eyes, and imagine yourself entering a mysteriously beautiful world where the magic of scent stirs the imagination and evokes wondrous dreams. The doors to the temple open, and the intoxicating scent of ancient Japanese incense rushes to envelop you, intertwined with the softness of leather. 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.
Aedes de Venustas, created for the West Village perfume boutique of the same name, was developed by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour and is the Eau de Parfum version of the Aedes de Venustas home fragrance:
The spicy and vivacious fragrance... retains the woody, Oriental allure of the candle and the room scent, yet includes new facets of spice for sparkle, chypre effect for sophistication, balsam for comfort and leather to compliment and enhance the original fragrance.
The fragrance notes include orange oil, pink pepper, cardamom, incense essential oil, black pepper, rose, iris, cedarwood, incense resinoid, patchouli, coffee, opoponax, benzoin, treemoss, everlasting flower, white musk and vanilla.
L'Artisan Parfumeur Aedes de Venustas will be available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum ($185) in a burgundy version of the L'Artisan faceted glass bottle. It will be exclusive to Aedes. (via press release from Aedes) Update: see a review of L'Artisan Parfumeur Aedes de Venustas Eau de Parfum.