Couleur Vanille a savory vanilla, inspired by the sweetness of the trade winds and created around a high quality Vanilla extract.
The brand new fragrance from L'Artisan Parfumeur arrives as a spring delight and is ready to travel you someplace into the Tropics and actually even further. From this perspective, L'Artisan Parfumeur worked to revive a place, inside this Eau de Parfum, where the weather is continuously cool and the Sun is always bright, refreshed by gourmet top notes, created of freesia, bergamot and salt flower, and rounded with cashmere wood, benzoin and tolu balm, an extract from a small tree, usually grown for its antiseptic and expectorant benefits. A real jump back into the past with some evident allusion to the colonial times, and its prominent woodworking creations in the furniture and house building areas.
As noted by the creator Aliénor Massenet: "The images were just beginning to take shape and I felt a vanilla pod, simply dressed in bergamot, immortal flower, benzoin and tolu balm, on which would pass a salty and iodized breeze, light as a caress. The whole story was already there... "
This idea has been achievable owing to a concentrate of this sole orchid able of growing an edible fruit, in other words the Flat-leaved vanilla. This long liana grows on the Madagascar mainland, regarded as the eighth green continent. This olfactory vegetal species is the nation's pride, among a variety of thousands of other types, identified as one of the earliest ecosystems on the entire planet.
But what makes this essence so valuable, relies on its flower customarily fertilized by human hands, so as to give start to these remarkable green pods that are dried and cured for several weeks to make them perspire, ripen and brown. This wonder happens in the northeast part of the island where a fair trade program has been established enabling thousands of farmers make a living from their tradition and educate their children. Once those gem pods are inspected by hand more than fifty times, this brown pod concentrates then the delicious nectar that the perfumer desires, therefore a kaleidoscope made of woody, spicy, leathery and smoky aromas. A revolutionary combination, dressed in the vanilla color, still maintained in the iconic smoked flacon, worth to smell at least for once in your life!
Available from the beginning of March 2020
L'Artisan Parfumeur Couleur Vanille Eau de Parfum 100ml/3.4oz