Eau de parfum 401: cedar, candied plum and vanilla
Eau de parfum. Warmth of Cinnamomum, Mirabelle liqueur.
The fragrance opens on a sublime freshness lent by notes of cypress, elemi and bergamot. The star of the show, an utterly addictive plum, takes center stage with its sweet spellbinding aromas of candied fruits. The base notes, set alight by cinnamon leaf and the vibrant woody notes of cedar, turn up the intensity and reveal velvety musky facets. Vanilla and labdanum add body and sensuality to complete this creation’s strong character.
What is labdanum?
Never heard of it before? Labdanum is actually very commonly used as it is a cornerstone of amber accords. It is a very fragrant, sticky resin obtained from the leaves of cistus, which grows in the Mediterranean Basin. Its notes are powerful, warm, resiny, waxy, woody, camphoric, slightly medicinal, and animalistic. If you have ever smelled frankincense, it is slightly reminiscent of this ingredient. It’s the perfect example of a balsamic note. Labdanum exists in two forms: essential oil and absolute. The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation, while the absolute is the product of volatile solvent extraction. The two types smell quite different. The essence is more terpenic and climbing, whereas the absolute is warmer and more leathery. Labdanum makes an excellent fixative and is used as a base note.
How is plum obtained in perfumery?
The scent of plum is more of an accord since there is no plum essential oil. Perfumers combine several ingredients to recreate the smell of a plum. They then work the facets to make it fruitier, greener or candied, for example. In 401, the plum presents velvety, sweet and gourmand notes with syrupy floral facets. It recreates the smell of a candied plum – enough to make your mouth water!
Have you ever heard of cinnamon leaf?
Everyone is familiar with cinnamon but did you know that the leaves are also used in perfumery? Fresh from Sri Lanka, the number-one global producer, cinnamon leaf smells different to the bark. It gives off hints of cloves and exotic fruits. Its essential oil puts a new twist on spicy and oriental compositions.
Cruelty-free, 100% Made in France
How to use it: Spritz on pulse points like wrists, neck, behind ears, and inner elbows to make your fragrance last longer.
Available in the following size: 30 ml (1 fl.oz.)
Ludovic Bonneton, founder creates a perfumery as it existed in the past and as we dream of it today. Bon Parfumeur.
Ludovic has a colorful olfactory path that he draws line by line. He successively wore Jicky by Guerlain or Vetiver by Carven as a teenager (and almost all vetivers afterwards), Habit Rouge or Pour un Homme by Caron. Then, he enthusiastically discovered the new, more confidential houses. Houses that practice, then, a real return to the roots of perfumery, by putting the fragrance back at the centre of their products. Over time and his travels, Ludovic plays with his collection of perfumes, takes pleasure in wearing them and works them according to his mood, or even the weather.
He moved to Cali, Colombia. And then, one day, somewhere on the Pacific coast, he lets the Colombian winds talk to him. They blow him away to create a brand that reflects his own vision of fragrances. A personal, innovative and unique brand. To the rhythm of his thousand and one ideas, supported by a very fine team, the founder of Bon Parfumeur gives life to his desires.