Perfumer Pierre Bourdon has launched an eponymous niche perfume line. The initial collection includes five fragrances: three for women (La Dame en Rose, Sous les Magnolias, La Fin D'un Été) and two for men (Route des Épices, Le Grand Tour).
La Dame en Rose ~ "La dame en rose is inspired by pink-coloured notes of roses and raspberries and the novel figure Odette de Crecy (of French novelist Marcel Proust), which give this fragrance its character - a thoroughly feminine perfume." With red fruits, raspberry, clove, rose, violet, iris, cedarwood, vetiver, musk, vanilla, sandalwood and leather.
Sous les Magnolias ~ "Sous les magnolias is based on Pierre Bourdon's lifetime study and love of the magnolia flower. With exquisite magnolia essence this sensual perfume is made for dreamy and playful romanticists." With bergamot, aquatic notes, magnolia, rose, peach, cedarwood, vetiver, oakmoss, musk, ambergris and vanilla.
La Fin D'un Été ~ "La fin d'un été is opulent and fruity. Even though summer will end, this perfume saves its unique charm. Womanly, elegant and warm. Simply beautiful." With bergamot, ginger, plum, lily of the valley, jasmine, watermelon, patchouli, musk, amber and vetiver.
Route des Épices ~ "Route des épices is inspired by ancient trade routes, where precious spices were carried to Europe. The fascination of the Orient and its deep secrets are uniquely embodied in this extravagant fragrance. Exceptional, spicy, masculine." With bergamot, lavender, geranium, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, cumin, orange blossom, patchouli, olibanum, myrrh, cypriol, vetiver, vanilla, oud and labdanum.
Le Grand Tour ~ "Le grand tour is a snapshot - fresh with citric notes and fig leaves. Ideal for the active, joyful discoverer, who stylishly celebrates his passion for the new." With bergamot, aquatic notes, lavender, geranium, basil, watermelon, green tea, magnolia, fig leaf, patchouli, sandalwood, tonka bean and musk.
Pierre Bourdon La Dame en Rose, Sous les Magnolias, La Fin D'un Été, Route des Épices and Le Grand Tour are available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, and can be found in the UK at Fortnum & Mason or Bath & Unwind, £80 / $123 each.
(all quotes via pierrebourdon)