Western perfumery is synonymous with French perfumery. But when you compare modern western perfumes to the vintage classics like the original Chypre by Coty or Guerlain's Jicky, you do notice the resemblances but the experience is something different altogether.
With over a dozen vintage French perfume recipes referred to which are even older than the classic vintage French genres, Agar Parisien was in fact formulated to resemble modern French perfumes, where the lines dividing the different genres are blurred.
But although it is modern in its merging of genres, the use of high quality natural (and now seldom-used) ingredients gives it a sparkle which you only find in goldie oldies.
Top notes of rose, bergamot and grapefruit meld right into the warm heart of rare Lily enfleurage, intoxicating absinthe, and Peru balsam.
Oud, although typically considered a base note, is the second most abundant ingredient in this blend and so its ever-present right from the get go. But the use of Indonesian and Malaysian ouds ensures there are no challenging notes, nor any elements that clash with western perfumery structures. Cedar, oud, and the most amazing foresty oakmoss sing their soothing notes into the drydown.
French Rose de Mai. Orris butter. Beach-combed ambergris absolute. Oud...
Some of the many precious materials used in this concoction.
No synthetics, only high quality natural materials.
Western perfumery just got a makeover.
is absolutely the best oils I've ever
enjoyed. Please send me a invoice for 3 more bottles
Has a surprising relaxing effect!
Rare blend, soft dry down. Very green opening notes. Love this chypre! An unexpected treat. And very reasonable too.
I'm wearing it today and it's blowing my mind! This has to be the most balanced attar you've created to date. The rose does not dominate but gives it lift. The orris is there, it's noticeable, slightly powdery and a little buttery, giving it some richness, which along with the ambergris is fantastic. The ambergris makes it a little briny so it's not too soft, a little edgy (ie, more interesting). For all the oakmoss that's in this one it's not that strong but it's there and this has to be the least "oudy' attar you've ever made - not that it's missing though because I can definitely smell it. Balanced, that's what I'm saying. The way this one is put together is extraordinary, very "perfume"-like in construction. Your best attar yet. I'm glad I got two bottles.
Im really liking Agar Parisien, I have worn it everyday for last 3 days and it makes me feel euphoric when I smell it from my wrist. It smells very complex and reminds me of spicy ginger bread and chai tea.
It also has a nature smell, must be the oakmoss. Its great for the colder days and winter is well on its way here in Australia.
The Parisien mukhallat is phenomenal!! Please reserve me a bottle until I have a chance to sample the ouds. It is really a beautiful floral heavy composition --- the rose and iris playing backup to the lily that is absolutely crowing!! This oakmoss is so gentle and earthy (dusty). My skin amplifies oakmoss to the nth degree so I was concerned how this would work for me. I am so glad I went ahead to sample this! One of your most feminine offerings, I think. Now, can I be satisfied with just one bottle of this gem.