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
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
Western perfumery just got a makeover.
Note 2: Agar Parisien comprises over 25% of
oakmoss -- a fair bit more than the 0.1% limit
set by the IFRA. To get away with this, Agar Parisien is not being sold
as a perfume but rather a 'mixture of natural aromatics'.
What others are saying about this product:
Taha, this is absolutely the best oils I've ever enjoyed. Please send me a invoice for 3 more bottles agar parian
Has a surprising relaxing effect!
blend, soft dry down. Very green opening notes. Love this chypre!
An unexpected treat. And very reasonable too.
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
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