Paris jeweler Ann Gérard has launched three fragrances: Cuir de Nacre, Ciel d’Opale and Perle de Mousse.
Cuir de Nacre ~ "If mother-of-pearl could somehow magically be transformed into the most melting calfskin, this is what it would smell like. With Cuir de Nacre (originally sold by Ann Gérard in a limited edition as Pleine Lune), Bertrand Duchaufour achieves what must be his most elegant interpretation of leather yet." With notes of angelica root, ambrette, aldehydic ozonic notes, cassie, iris concrete, leather accord, sandalwood, white musk and styrax. In 60 ml Extrait de Parfum, $165.
Ciel d’Opale ~ "Is there anything more intoxicating than basking in the heady, honeyed scent of a linden tree? Beyond the glorious scent of the blossoms, Bertrand Duchaufour’s “Opal Sky” for Ann Gérard translates the languid pleasure of an early-summer reverie dusted with fragrant pollen under a sky made opalescent by feathery clouds…" With quince, lemon, galbanum, Sichuan pepper, cassie, jasmine, mock orange, honeysuckle, amber, cedar, guaiac wood, vetiver, sandalwood and vanilla. In 60 ml Eau de Parfum, $165.
Perle de Mousse ~ "In a masterful reinvention of the green floral chypre, Bertrand Duchaufour stretches out the muguet theme until it becomes a full orchestra. ..This is the most compelling interpretation of the genre we’ve experienced in years: truly original, but with the balance and elegance of a contemporary heirloom piece." With aldehydes, pink pepper, bergamot, green mandarin, galbanum, ivy, lily of the valley, hawthorn, Bulgarian rose, clove, jasmine, gardenia, lentiscus absolute, ambergris, musk and vanilla. In 60 ml Eau de Parfum, $165.