With an effervescent history of characteristic scents inspired by the evocative, evasive and controversial lives of characters, Histoires de Parfums is humbled to collaborate with Baby Yors, the celebrated vocalist and fashion muse.
There are several considerations one must make on niche perfumery. You will surely have noticed that the world of niche perfumery has somewhat shattered lately into even small bubbles, each more confidential than the next.
What a curious, what a marvelous sensation – to inhale, to breathe in, to seep in the micro perfumes of the day at last, to smell. For the days have been long for all of us confined, forced to watch, immobile, the blossoms of spring as they waned; yet here we are, outside and alive anew, and as we return to the rituals of yesterday, reaching for our lipstick and trimming our beards, there flies a question on everyone’s lips:should I wear perfume again?
The Tonka bean comes from a tropical tree in South America. It is used in cooking as well as in medicine, and has revolutionized the world of perfumery. Its fragrance, mostly made up of coumarin, has introduced the world to fern-based scents.
Developped in the 50's, ambroxan was used as a replacement to natural ambergris in perfumes. Its sensual scents and numerous facets made it a major player in modern perfumery, and can also be found in oriental perfumes as well as floral, aromatic, fruity and woody fragrances.
Also called “liquid gold”, sandalwood has been used for more than 4000 years in Asia because of its numerous medicinal or olfactory properties.
Known in form of incense since the dawn of time, its use in perfumery dates only from the 19th century. Its olfactory roundness and ability to sublimate other notes quickly made it a must in modern perfume.
Since antiquity, from Asia to the Mediterranean, cardamom has been used for its medicinal and olfactory qualities. Originally from India, cardamom is currently the third most consumed spice in the world after saffron and vanilla.
Lavender, the emblematic plant of Provence (south-east region of France), recognized since antiquity for its aromatic and therapeutic qualities, has taken a long time to instill itself as a staple in the world of perfumery. It's only in the beginning of the XXth century, that we see the first lavender fields.
There are over 300 types of carnations, which are all symbolic plants with a deep history. In perfumery, however, it is a little more complicated considering each perfumer must create his own carnation.