Les Parfums Suspendus is a new French niche line inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon:
Once upon a time, in Babylon, there were some extraordinary gardens …
Trees and flowers were brought from the 4 corners of the earth, creating rare, unusual combinations of scents with every wind and blossoming.
So that these scents could be exhaled to perfection, he had the idea of bringing the gardens closer to the sky.
“Les Parfums Suspendus” (The Hanging Perfumes) re-interpret some of these luxuriant, imaginary perfumes in their own way.
There are five fragrances in the collection: Crumpled Lily of the Valley & Poppy, Himalayan Touch-Me-Not & Rose, Flame Tree & Petitgrain, Amber Tonka & Edelweiss and Purple Orchid & Heady Musk.
Muguet Froissé & Coquelicot / Crumpled Lily of the Valley & Poppy (shown above left) ~ "It murmurs a breath of pure spring air and armfuls of white flowers punctuated with strong and fragile corolla. A fresh perfume, with a cheerful, romantic, sophisticated fragrance." With notes of lily of the valley, violet, bergamot, orange, jasmine, white cedar and musk.
Impatiente Royale de L’Himalaya & Rose / Himalayan Touch-Me-Not & Rose ~ "Les Parfums Suspendus re-interpret the olfactory world of the Rose, giving it a touch of sweetness to make it surprising. Himalayan Royal touch me not has been selected for its high imaginative content." Featuring yuzu, clementine, rose, violet, sandalwood, patchouli and white musk.
Flamboyant & Petitgrain / Flame Tree & Petitgrain ~ "The Flame Tree is an extraordinary tree from the tropical regions. When it blossoms, it takes on a vivid red or yellow colour, depending on the species. The Petitgrain conjures up citrus fruit combinations: oranges, lemons, grapefruit, apricots..." Additional notes include tea, jasmine, peony, cardamom, white cedar and musk.
Tonka Ambrée & Edelweiss / Amber Tonka & Edelweiss ~ "Tonka is a bean that reminds us of exotic, hot countries. Edelweiss is a flower found in the high mountains. It expresses rarity, freshness and elegance. Amber Tonka & Edelweiss is a warm, delicious perfume. A combination of chocolate and liquorice interpreted with density and freshness." Additional notes include star anise, jasmine, rose, iris, vanilla, sandalwood and musk.
Orchidée Pourpre & Musc Capiteux / Purple Orchid & Heady Musk ~ "It speaks to of magnetism, Long-lasting, bewitching fragrances and an explosion of the senses. The Purple Orchid is the most sensual of flowers, adding a world of sophistication and mystery. Musk adds exuberance and sensuality." With notes of bergamot, orange, lemon, patchouli, musk, vanilla and cinnamon.
The Les Parfums Suspendus fragrances are available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette. (via lesparfumssuspendus, additional information via press release, with many thanks to Euphemia for the tip)