West Village niche perfume boutique Aedes de Venustas has launched an eponymous fragrance under their own brand name. A prior fragrance, also called Aedes de Venustas, was made for the L'Artisan Parfumeur label. The new chypre scent was developed by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, who also did the fragrance for L'Artisan.
AEDES DE VENUSTAS honors the past, present and future of perfumery with its first signature scent. Housed in aubergine glass the bottle disrupts classic rules of design with its round and square shape, hinting at the unique construction of the fragrance housed within its body. The circumference of the cap is uniquely positioned and adorned with the AEDES insignia. A baroque yet futuristic ambience emanates from the skin as soon as the fragrance is applied, embodying the magic that is the AEDES DE VENUSTAS boutique. The mind questions, but the heart knows; a new experience anoints the wearer as it weaves a sensuous spell like no other before it.
The composition of AEDES DE VENUSTAS Signature Eau de Parfum is a world onto itself. There is no trace of the traditional fragrance pyramid. The construction is round, luxurious, voluptuous and addictive. The scent’s chypre character is pierced at its center with the ephemeral green freshness of rhubarb accord; the axis around which the fragrance revolves, like the wearer emanating its memorable sillage. Embodied and embodying; AEDES DE VENUSTAS Signature Eau de Parfum is the past, present and future of perfumery in simultaneous revolution.
Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour describes the perfume as “a game of supports in an unexpected, even improbably olfactory architecture because the green effect increases while the heavy dark resinous incense and chypre accord is largely deceasing and getting more abstract.”
The notes feature rhubarb, tomato leaf, red currant, green apple, honeysuckle, vetiver, hazelnut and incense.
Aedes de Venustas Signature Eau de Parfum is available in 100 ml, $225, and can be found now at Aedes. Matching soap and candles are also sold.
(via press release)
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