Astier de Villatte has launched a new fragrance in conjunction with French fashion line Commune de Paris. Cologne 1871, like the previous fragrances from Astier de Villatte, was developed by perfumer Françoise Caron.
At a first encounter, the scent of Sicilian lemon, rosmary [sic] and bergamote submerge you beneath an irresistible wave of freshness, alive and sparkling. But then, beneath a temptingly bitter and slightly tarnished surface gleam, Cologne 1871 hides a decisive powdery charm, heavy with the perfumes of its own epoque. Suave labdanum and styrax resin infuse with the woody notes of luxurious patchouli essence, cedar and vetiver and with the first two chemical molecules invented by perfumery of that era. The famous Coumarin, with its notes of freshly cut grass, along with Benzaldehyde and its scent of powdered almonds, become mouthwateringly lovely upon ones skin.
Additional notes include rose hip extract and lavender.
Astier de Villatte + Commune de Paris Cologne 1871 is available in 150 ml, €79. (via press release)