Hedione, vanília, bors, ylang-ylang
ambroxan, pézsma, tömjén, ámbra, velúr
Cool and limpid as moonlit desert air.
Velvety and sensuous as the midnight sky… Like the flower’s namesake –
the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute – Cierge de Lune spans a thrilling range, from crystalline high notes to a deep nocturnal purr.
Inspired by the fragrance of the night-blooming cereus – spicy vanilla laced with wisps of incense -- Fabrice Pellegrin unveils the dark side of vanilla with an outstanding Madagascan
absolute. Woodier and more ambery than its Tahitian counterpart with a
tinge of tawny leather, it forms the heart of the composition. An airy
waft of hedione transmutes the delectable pod into a cactus blossom, its
pristine petals fleshed out by ylang-ylang.
To add vibrancy and brightness, twinkling pink pepper shoots glints
of moonlight into the velvety blend, while black pepper runs an
intriguing thread, from mineral, incense-like effects – a nod to the
olfactory theme of AEDES DE VENUSTAS’ first offerings – to
resinous, smoky, dark chocolate notes… Then, in a final metamorphosis,
musky Ambrox, underscored by a downy suede accord, turns the nocturnal
bloom into a dusky second skin… at midnight to capture its poignantly
Cierge De Lune was launched in 2016.