Eau de parfum 104: green orange, hyacinth and ivy
104 reveals a nuanced trail reminiscent of a walk through mossy woodland. The fragrance opens on the spicy citrus notes of bitter orange before giving way to subtle hints of jasmine and hyacinth, pierced by an aquatic accord. Like a perfect cadence, this exceptional harmony ends on a distinguished base of patchouli, amber and vetiver. A rich green floral that evokes aquatic and woody notes. PS: Bourbon vetiver (from Madagascar) is considered to be the finest variety.
What is green orange?
Green orange is a citrus fruit and is actually identical to the orange-skinned kind. Oranges stay green in temperatures of around 30°C (86°F). This is because they produce chlorophyll, which leaves no room for the orange color. Their scents are obviously different. The green fruit presents a mixture of sweet, fresh and bright notes that are both sharp and bitter, while the orange one imparts a “juicier” dimension to the scent. Green orange is less frequently used in perfumery, which is why we showcase it in our creations. It gives the fragrance a unique quality.
What is hyacinth?
This very fragrant flower is always a welcome smell in our homes as it marks the end of winter. In perfumery, it enhances the green and botanical facets of this creation by contributing its floral touch. It also makes an excellent fixative, helping to make more volatile notes last longer. Solvent extraction is possible but generally speaking perfumers use an accord to recreate the scent of this plant. Striking the right balance is a real art; too much of it and it can soon assault the nostrils!
What is ivy?
Perhaps you’ve noticed this plant in 104’s olfactory pyramid? It’s no mistake! Ivy is definitely uncommon, but that is what makes it so original. It boasts pure and very botanical green notes with aromatic accents. It has a scent recalling crumpled leaves. Ivy grows in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Its odor can be extracted by distillation, but perfumers also use ivy in the form of an accord, where several ingredients are combined. Thanks to this method, they recreate the olfactory essence of the plant.
How to use it:
Spray onto pulse points like the wrists, neck, behind the ears, and the crook of the elbow to make your fragrance last longer.Ingredients: Alcohol denat., water, fragrance, benzyl salicylate, citral, hydroxycitronellal, isoeugenol, limonene, linalool. 80% vol.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. To confirm Cruelty-free, 100% Made in France
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.