The Perfume Lover
Fragrance is definitely something that is so individual, I prefer strong fruity floral scents rather than light and barely there, but I truly didn’t appreciate the whole concept of Parfums until I visited the L’Artisan Paris boutique in Covent Garden. I was invited to an exclusive reveal of the new limited edition fragrance Seville a l’Aube, Bertrand Duchafour the master perfumer from L’Artisan alongside collaborator fragrance blogger/writer Denyse Beaulieu ( interestingly growing up perfume was forbidden in her house) regaled guests with how the fragrance came to be. It was so interesting their dynamic; her,bubbly, outspoken, and so passionate, him reserved and actually a little shy really coming to life when talking us through the components of the scent; essentially Seville a l’Aube is the spirit of a tale about her passionate evening spent with a lover under the blossoming orange trees of Seville. What makes L’Artisan so special is that the brand is all about capturing an experience a place and evoking those emotions and point in time capturing that in a bottle, the team travel the world and the result is a atmospheric boutique, a scent archive of the world. This translucent orange liquid is a blend of orange blossom, Luisieri lavender, a type of lavender with balsamic, tobacco, cistus, and incense. I have to admit smelling the raw ingredients individually I did not see how the components could come together, but trust me Bertrand must be an alchemist as the aroma is warm, enveloping, sweet, and simply heavenly, and will be available to buy from QVC, as well as the L’Artisan boutique. Accompanying the fragrance The Perfume Lover is a combination of genres, part history and development of the perfume, one part creation of her scent with Duchaufour, and one part autobiography.