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Story in a Bottle: Anatomy of a Collection

Posted: February 26, 2007, from the March 2007 issue of P&F magazine.

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  • From P&F Magazine
  • March 2007 issue, pg 28
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In this article, the notes and inspiration for each scent are discussed.


With a nod to its namesake, this fragrance incorporates all manner of sweet and dairy elements, aiming for a milky, whipped cream effect, coupled with a buttery-baked pyrazine.

Paris 1738

Reminiscent of this legendary city’s streets in the age of Louis XV, Les Christophes paired fresh and dirty notes, including blackcurrant, which features a catty off note as well as characteristic fruitiness. The inclusion of a seaweed absolute contributes understated freshness.

Atelier Grimal

Using Egyptian mimosa, the perfumers have mimicked the animalic-smoky character of leather, an impression lifted by red fruit notes. The surprise inclusion of a pumpkin potage adds uncertainty to the mix.

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