Foudre ~ "The initial idea, simple and beautiful, was to capture the particular scent champaca flowers gives off just before a storm… To achieve this effect, a very special ingredient was needed. One that came as close as possible to the flower, a close relative of magnolia, and that could evoke the utter delicacy of its fresh, floral, slightly fruity facets. An outstanding essence of white champaca blossom, obtained through low-temperature fractional distillation with its natural waxes removed, carries us off to Réunion Island. The electric, ozone-laced air just before the storm is conjured with vetiver, pepper and Aldemone©, a synthetic molecule that smells of wide-open spaces after a rainfall. A selection of silky, purring musks adds velvety smoothness to a base dominated by black tea absolute and Cashmeran. With Foudre (“Lightning”), Pierre Guillaume has created a textural, highly narrative woody floral: a wearable atmosphere."
Rivages Noirs ~ "A Mediterranean cypress, the sea, the night. With “Black Shores”, a spicy-woody composition, Pierre Guillaume invites us to sip single malt whisky on the deck of a boat anchored somewhere off the Mediterranean coastline, rocked by the waves of a quiet summer night. The warm, aromatic, bracing scent of Mediterranean cypress complements the aroma of whisky. Melon, ginger, cinnamon, saffron and cardamom offer a radiant opening to a woody ambery base dominated by cedar leaves slightly tinged with a dab of vanilla and oak moss."
Parfumerie Generale / Pierre Guillaume Foudre and Rivages Noirs are available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.