Le Potager nurtures the passion of L'Artisan Parfumeur and its founder Jean Laporte for nature. This collection innovates by revealing for the first time notes of vegetables never before used in fragrances.
Cédrat Céruse (above second from left) ~ ""How many times have I raved about the perfect harmony of freshly picked fennel, passed through the mandolin, spiked with a few drops of lemon?" remarks perfumer Quentin Bisch. Born from his precious childhood memories, Cédrat Céruse radiates a joyful breath. A fragrance which boldly features fennel essential oil. A vegetable with aniseed nuances, elevated by pink pepper and lemon at the top. Coriander underlines its natural freshness, while musks offer a soft comfort."
Musc Amarante (above second from right) ~ "Straight from Quentin Bisch's childhood, Musc Amarante makes beetroot the centrepiece. The vegetable fascinating the perfumer "as much by its deep purple colour as by its mysterious smell of earth and ambergris...". Beneath the freshness of citrus fruits, a beetroot with a humus scent is revealed. An accord twisted with the spicy breath of pink pepper, held closely with silky musk and ambrette. Vetiver and ambergris anchor the dark and mysterious element of Musc Amarante on the skin."
Tonka Blanc (above far right) ~ "A creation that combines innovation with sweetness, that of the chefs' desserts from which the perfumer Alexandra Carlin was inspired. Tonka Blanc is the very first fragrance on the market to feature a natural vegetable extract. Refreshed with bergamot and tangerine, cauliflower is elevated in a sweet accord. It brings character to the creamy facet of tonka bean. A delicious contrast between the freshness of citrus fruits and the warmth of balsams."
Vétiver Écarlate (above far left) ~ Quentin Bisch. "Vétiver Écarlate showcases the warm summer memory of tomato leaves crumpled between the fingers. A contrast between this green, acidic and fruity scent and the dark, racy notes of vetiver. In the top notes, grapefruit and bergamot propel the freshness of the tomato leaf. The green notes of galbanum evoke the stem, while the blackcurrant bud outlines the acid and fruity nuances of the vegetable. Finally ginger adds a touch of spice to this vegetal and woody score."
L'Artisan Parfumeur Cédrat Céruse, Musc Amarante, Tonka Blanc and Vétiver Écarlate will be available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $210 each.