Jouany Perfumes debuts this fall with two fragrances, St. Barthélemy and Marrakech:
Created by photographer and adventure seeker Christophe Jouany, the Jouany collection is an olfactory voyage, with one scent per destination, including some of the most beautiful and exotic locations in the world.
St. Barthélemy ~ "The first stop on the Jouany Olfactory voyage is St. Barthélemy. Inviting you to explore the magical, luxurious beauty of the island of St. Barthélemy, this sensual, exotic perfume begins with head notes of crisp white grapefruit, followed by heart notes that mingle vanilla, coco Jasmin and cedarwood. Evoking the barefoot elegance of St. Barth, the perfume’s base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, and white musk resolve with a spellbinding twist."
Marrakech ~ "Like the great Moroccan city from which it takes its name, Marrakech transports you into the subtle but stirring pleasure of a Moroccan orange grove. The perfume begins with fresh, citrus head notes of orange blossoms, bergamot, and grapefruit. Next, heart notes emerge with delicate hints of jasmine and neroli. Finally, Marrakech concludes its intoxicating olfactory odyssey with woody base notes of patchouli and white musk."
Jouany Perfumes St. Barthélemy and Marrakech can be found now at Beautyhabit, $125 each for 50 ml Eau de Parfum.
I’ve sampled these. While not widly original, they are nicely done.
Thanks! My bar for a new niche line is raised a bit higher than that at the moment — has to be stunning
I’ve given up. I can’t keep up.
it seems they really like grapefruit, patchouli and white musk….
Marrakech sounds kind of good but I keep thinking that they’re going to dry down into the same generic base….
Dilana –did you find that to be true?
and $125 /50ml …..seems a little pricey if it’s not fabulous.
Very spendy stuff for a new line from a fashion photographer. They do sound nice though.
What I recall is a nice citrus, a fragrance family which I don’t actually have in my collection. So I enjoyed using the samples. I did not think of them that carefully.
You know, I’m starting to feel like my life is missing something…….oh, right! My own perfume line! I’m a lifetime scientist and mother, obviously I need to get started right away on sharing my fragrant visions with the world. But seriously, I do not understand all these out-of-left-field entries into the perfume market. It’s just way too much to keep up with any more. Is there really all that much money in this?
I guess there must be!
You don’t qualify, glrsims: you need to be married to a wealthy banker (that’s a pleonasm, obviously) , who says to you, ‘Darling, why don’t you start a business to pass the time while I work to keep us in caviar. Something you’re interested in… cupcakes or perfume. Perfume! You like perfume, don’t you? You can sell them to other people who are as rich as we are. And it really doesn’t matter if you fail after a while: I can spare a few million.’ *sigh*
Well, if you are scientist, you may actually know something about chemistry. I bet that even if you are plasma physicist, rather than a chemist, you probably understand the definition of the class of chemicals called “aldehydes.” @
That puts you ahead of most of these amateurs who call themselves perfumers.
@ Per Wikipedia, “An aldehyde (play /ˈældɨhaɪd/) is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure R-CHO, consists of a carbonyl centre bonded to hydrogen and an R group. The group without R is called the aldehyde group or formyl group. Aldehydes differ from ketones in that the carbonyl is placed at the end of a carbon skeleton rather than between two carbon atoms. Aldehydes are common in organic chemistry. Many fragrances are aldehydes.” Hmm, I never knew that “aldehydes” were “organic.”
LOL! I actually am a chemist It’s interesting that aldehydes and ketones are so closely related, my focus is biological only so I’ve never thought of aldehydes in any context other than perfumery, but ketones are everywhere. And they do have a somewhat fruity aroma. Hmmm, getting some ideas for my line now….
Don’t these bottles look familiar? Ormonde Jayne?? Parfums del rae also has the same cap although differently shaped bottles…
that is all
It is very expensive to do custom bottles, so many smaller brands don’t.
That’s interesting…at least it’s a nice bottle – although the caps are not my fav – they never “click” closed…
I feel like I’m all Marrakech-ed out at this point. How many fragrances have come out over the past 3 or 4 years ‘inspired’ by Marrakech?
(I am waiting for the cities of the American Mid-West series)
Gary, Milwaukee, Joliet, Flint, Cleveland, Duluth?
A challenge! Someone needs to take this up for the Prix Eaux Faux.
Ah! The Rust Belt series!
How about a certain city in Illinois? I think a perfume called “Normal” would be a hoot.