602: Bon Parfumeur - Pepper, Cedar and Patchouli
Eau de parfum 602 : A peppery woody
This woody fragrance with the biting spices of the South Seas creates that unique comforting sensation characteristic of woody scents.
602 opens on sunny notes of neroli as they meet the spicy freshness of West Indian bay and unleash spicy floral notes. The heart reveals a cold and spicy character with Madagascan black pepper, Somalian frankincense, and Cedar, which sets a mysterious tone.
In the base notes, woody essences of patchouli, vetiver, and benzoin resin add smoky hintsreminiscent of a spicy fougère scent. 602 is a woody fragrance with spicy touches closer to the woody spicy family than woody oriental.
This woody 602, which borders on a fougère fragrance, will appeal to all noses – from the simplest to the most complex.
What is a fougère ?
“Fougère Royale” is a fragrance first introduced in 1882, created by Paul Parquet for the house of Houbigant. Fougère Royale completely revolutionized the world of fragrances and helped to establish modern perfumery as it stands today. Fougère Royale was the first “fougère” ever created. It introduced a new family of fragrances that remains the most popular type of masculine scent to this day. The fougère accord is structured as follows: lavender, geranium, oakmoss, vetiver and coumarin. It smells fresh, sweet and aromatic.
What is a resin ?
In perfumery, resins are a large family comprised of hard resins, oleoresins, balsams and gum resins. One of the most well-known and popular resins is benzoin Siam. This resin is obtained by making incisions into the trunk of Styrax tonkinensis, a shrub that grows in Laos and Vietnam.
What is pepper ?
Pepper is a spice obtained from the berries of different species of pepper plants in the Piperaceae family. In France, only the fruits of the black pepper plant (Piper nigrum), which yields green, white, red and black pepper, are legally allowed to be called “pepper”. Black pepper can be found in our 602. By way of analogy, other spices from vastly different plants use this same name, but these false peppers have other botanical characteristics and give different flavors. They include Timut pepper or Nepal pepper, which can be found in our 903 made using rare and exclusive ingredients.
How to use it :
Spritz on pulse points like wrists, neck, behind ears, and inner elbows to make your fragrance last longer.
Top notes are smelled during the first minutes :
› St Thomas berries : smoky, peppery, woody
› Incense : camphory, waxy, spicy and peppery
› Black pepper : sharp, cold
› Neroli: bitter orange blossom, floral, sweet
Middle note last for several hours :
› Pepper : spicy, hot
› Black pepper : hot, cold
› Cedar : dry woody like a pencil
Base notes can last for days :
› Patchouli : smells like wet undergrowth
› Vetiver : woody, earthy, a bit nutty
› Benzoin : vanilla, resinous, fruity
Ingredients : Alcohol denat., parfum (fragrance), aqua (water), benzyl benzoate, eugenol, linalool, limonene. 80% vol. Made in France