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Aftelier Perfume Guide


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Soliflore

Cepes and Tuberose liquid
Character: Soliflore-Earthy, dirty floral, unique, slightly sweet dry-down, fresh earth, dry.

Fragrant Notes: porcini mushrooms, tuberose, bitter orange, sandalwood and rosewood.

Wild mushrooms, with their animal undertones and one of the world's most voluptuous florals: Wild porcini mushrooms and Italian tuberose play a mysterious and earthy duet. Even though it features tuberose, it is more like flowers pulled out from their roots with the dirt still clinging to them. One of my more enigmatic perfumes, it has won many awards and fans. --- Chosen as one of “100 Perfumes Every Perfumista Should Try” by Now Smell This.
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Honey Blossom liquid
Character: Soliflore, sheer, light, sweet, happy, transparent, floral.

Fragrant Notes: linden blossom, mimosa, orange flower, tea rose and ambergris.

Beautiful honeyed floral, hypnotic with notes of honeysuckle. If there were a flower that smelled like honey, this would be it. Sheer and reminiscent of being in a meadow, this light floral is a perfect pairing for warmer weather.
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Jasmine solid
Character: Soliflore, uplifting, bright, narcotic floral.

Fragrant Notes: heady pure jasmine matched by mouth-watering citrus.

Grandiflorum jasmine with blood orange and pink grapefruit. Jasmine flower is a very seductive scent; it will woo you. I balanced the heady, intense, narcotic floral aroma with the brightest of citruses. Jasmine solid is perfect to layer with any other perfume to add this floral brightness.
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Wild Roses liquid
Character: Soliflore Rose Bouquet: I wanted to capture the experience of walking in my garden and smelling each rose, as their perfumes blended in my nose with the smell of the leaves and earth.

Fragrant Notes: rose petal attar, Turkish rose absolute, apricot, candied orange flower, tarragon, vanilla dust.

Candied-orange flower and powdered bergamot contribute a modern freshness to the opening of Wild Roses. The apricot-rose heart is perfectly rooted in a base of tarragon absolute -- its herbal rounded anise aroma giving a nuance of both earth and leaves. The balsamic vanilla absolute and the whiskey-ness of aged patchouli support tarragon’s warm, powdery aspect.
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Floral Bouquet

Lumiere liquid
Character: Floral Bouquet, sheer, luminous , elegant, luxurious, fine.

Fragrant Notes: boronia, honeysuckle, magnolia, green tea, ambergris.

This features Tasmanian boronia in a bouquet of magnolia, and honeysuckle. This sheer, elegant floral is based in the lightness of green tea and sacred frankincense. A touch of bergamot lends sparkle to the opening. Restrained yet sensual, Vogue.com calls this fragrance "addictive." Lumiere captures the experience of fine silk on the skin.
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Parfum Privé liquid
Character: Floral Bouquet, shimmering, opulent florals, vintage, luxurious, romantic.

Fragrant Notes: ambergris, osmanthus, orange flower absolute, botanical musk, faint apricot.

Smells like the night air in Hawaii -- of sultry flowers, warmth and light. I wanted to balance the intense beauty of the ambergris with essences that could hold their own; botanical musk and redolent florals. I originally intended to make this lush perfume only for my own personal use, but the final perfume was too incredible not to share. Parfum Privé is the most extravagant perfume in my collection –- four of the essences cost over $10,000 per kilo: osmanthus, orange flower absolute, ambrette seed (a botanical musk) and the legendary ambergris.
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Parfum Privé solid

Same description as Parfum Privé liquid above.

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Oriental

Amber Tapestry liquid
Character: Oriental-Amber, warm, comforting, smooth, soft, seamless, caramel, powdery.

Fragrant Notes: powdered yellow mandarin, cinnamon pear, jasmine grandiflorum, jasmine sambac, sweet ambers, leather.

Amber Tapestry is evocative of vintage perfumes where the various amber facets are woven together like a golden tapestry. Jasmine grandiflorum blended with jasmine sambac create a gorgeous richly layered jasmine. I interlaced various resins to create my dream of a sweet and powdery amber base. Shimmering ambergris embroiders a luminousness sheer texture and castoreum lends a touch of leather. Amber Tapestry is based on a seamless and complete weaving together of jasmine and amber wrapping around you like sumptuous warm cashmere.
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Orchid solid
Character: Oriental, spicy floral, like oriental lilies in bloom, transporting, crisp, clean.

Fragrant Notes: orange flower absolute, green spicy shiso, Turkish rose, allspice.

One of my favorite fragrant flowers is the fresh and spicy oriental lily whose aroma fills my house much of the year. But alas, no natural essence can be extracted from it, so I set out to imagine a natural perfume of this fragrance. This crisp, elegant floral solid perfume evolves on the skin perfectly. I chose the name “Orchid” quixotically, because that flower’s visual beauty captures the elegance of this lily scent.
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Secret Garden liquid
Character: Powdery Oriental, fruity floral, soft, vanilla dust laced with aged cognac, indolic.

Fragrant Notes: rosy raspberries, spicy jasmine, powdered vanilla, aged patchouli.

Secret Garden opens into roses and wood, brightened with mixed citrus. The jasmine sambac heart of the perfume, with its spicy indolic kick, paired with the jammy raspberry, lends the illusion of spice where there is none -- like the lure of a blind pathway in a garden.

The phantom spice creates a feeling of hidden mystery in this garden. Secret Garden is named for the 1910 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, about a young girl who herself blossoms after she discovers a barren secret garden and brings it back to life.
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Gourmand

Cacao liquid
Character: Gourmand, mouth-watering, rich, chocolatey, white florals, tart citrus.

Fragrant Notes: blood orange, jasmine bouquet, rich dark chocolate.

Possibly the world’s most seductive form of chocolate, with jasmine and blood orange. I create the chocolate alcohol (that is the foundation of the perfume) by tincturing deeply aromatic organic cocoa beans with very floral Tahitian vanilla beans. Using both grandiflorum and sambac jasmines, their richness marries well with the full chocolate base.
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Vanilla Smoke liquid
Character: Gourmand, smoke-laced vanilla, creamy woods, smokey tea, powdery, sophisticated.

Fragrant Notes: Madagascar vanilla absolute, tea smoked over pine, Siam wood, saffron, ambergris.

I have always loved the refined aroma of vanilla absolute from Madagascar for its gorgeous facets of wood, resin and spices. Fine vanilla absolute possesses none of the ubiquitous creamy sweet candy-like notes associated with commercial vanilla fragrances. The vanilla becomes even more beautiful when accentuated with the dark smokiness of lapsang souchong tea. Precious Siam wood offers warm balsamic wood notes that merge seamlessly with the vanilla.
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Fruity Floral

Fig liquid
Character: Fruity Floral, ambrosia and nectar, animalic undertones.

Fragrant Notes: jammy fir absolute, Japanese citrus, fruity Spanish lavender, jasmine sambac, hyraceum.

Jasmine sambac, fir absolute, and yuzu create the richness of ripe black figs. Without a true natural fig essence available, my fig contains no fig, but employs a sleight-of-hand based on a rare, almost fruity lavender from Spain, paired with the sweet and jammy fir absolute.
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Palimpsest liquid
Character: Fruity Floral, lush florals and ripe fruit, creamy and layered, leathery, lasting.

Fragrant Notes: peachy jasmine, fruity ylang, softly animalic, a smidge of vanilla, exotic fire tree.

Palimpsest perfume captures the feeling of being in the Garden of Eden at midnight: lush, wild florals, forbidden fruit, and majestic creatures in hiding. The perfume undulates down through florals as the base notes shimmer up through the top and middle notes in a seamless, scented wave.

A palimpsest is an old document on which the original writing has been erased and replaced with new writing. Sometimes the older writing can still be read under the new, resulting in a complex and beautiful layering. I wanted to evoke the richness that you feel when you experience the past as alive in the present, creating the gorgeous complexity of life.
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Chypre

Bergamoss solid
Character: Chypre, earthy, mossy, bright, rich, loamy, sweet.

Fragrant Notes: oakmoss, bergamot, peachy rose, powdered sweet grass.

Bergamoss features the sumptuous marriage of oakmoss, with its aromas of the wet forest floor, and the bright freshness of bergamot. It harkens back to the substantial and transporting chypres of old. I chose the particular essences for Bergamoss to merge with each other so completely as to blur seamlessly together. I wanted the warm texture, solidness, and deep green color to be an intimate and intrinsic part of experiencing the perfume.
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Fougere

Wildflowers solid
Character: Fougere, powdery, soft breeze, honeyed, romantic, clean, of the countryside.

Fragrant Notes: hay absolute, honey, wild roses, field flowers. Mexican lime.

Evokes the rolling hills of California -- The honeyed softness of sun-warmed sweet hay, dotted with wildflowers and a cool breeze of Mexican lime. Perfect for adding a sweet powdery meadow-like layer.
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Woods

Fir solid
Character: Sweet Woods, uplifting, foresty, bright, rich, woody, sweet.

Fragrant Notes: melange of various fir essential oils and absolutes with a splash of citrus and stone fruit.

With its rich jam-like notes of forests and fir trees, this perfume is the perfect walk in the woods. Fir absolute has an aromatic quality of stone fruit along with fir trees. Beautiful on its own, Fir blends beautifully on the skin with any other perfume adding a cheerful, warm, uplifting sweet layering.
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Sepia liquid
Character: Woody Tobacco, earthy, dark, round, rich, musky, indolic, oud.

Fragrant Notes: blood cedarwood, coffee, oud, flowering tobacco, cocoa dust, pink lotus, strawberry.

Sepia is a tint, a watercolor wash, an atmosphere, a memory. With its soft, sheer, almost ghostly presence, it becomes warmer as it lingers on your skin in a diaphanous veil. Yellow mandarin melds seamlessly with the blood cedarwood to create the elegant deep woody citrus opening . At the perfume's heart, neither the coffee nor the cocoa lend a gourmand note, but create an earthy and dark counterpoint to the full-bodied pink lotus -- with a hint of strawberry. Musky flowering tobacco in the base echoes the opening of the rich blood cedarwood. The murmur of cepes, married with the ambergris and oud, creates an atmosphere of aging elegance.
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Incense

Oud Luban liquid
Character: Incense resins with smoke and oud.

Fragrant Notes: sacred frankincense, aged patchouli, roasted seashells, oud.

Leonard Cohen's favorite perfume. Dark, resinous oud is the most expensive essence in the world - here 8 varieties are blended to get the desired notes. This is a perfume of great highs and lows, with no middle notes. It opens with the fresh citrus blood orange and the finest hojari frankincense ("Luban" in Urdu). Followed by balsamic vanilla and spicy notes woven together with the fine cognac-like notes of aged patchouli. The drydown reveals the smoke and precious oud. Perfect for layering with florals.
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Oud Luban solid
Same description as Oud Luban liquid above.
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Leather

Cuir de Gardenia liquid
Character: Leather, luxurious, narcotic, floral, sumptuous, creamy.

Fragrant Notes: gardenia, leather, sweet peas, spun sugar.

In Cuir de Gardenia, I wanted to retain the pure loveliness of the creamy sweet and singular gardenia fragrance, and knew that the rounded warmth of an oil-based perfume (solid and liquid) would be the perfect format. I had been incredibly fortunate to find an artisanal grower and distiller of the ultra-rare, costly, precious gardenia. Cuir de Gardenia is unusual because it has no top notes; I created it in such a way that the gardenia appears immediately, unimpeded from the opening of the perfume onward, merging seamlessly with the leather.
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Cuir de Gardenia solid

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Musk

Memento Mori liquid
Character: Musky, animalic, slightly floral, alchemical, like clean skin, lingering.

Fragrant Notes: orris, sheer rose, light amber, butter, antique civet, woody violets.

The wearer has the experience of the perfume changing on their skin, much as time changes memory. Memento Mori recalls tender memories of the skin and body of someone with whom you have been intimate, and the ways that you treasure and long for that which you remember when they are lost to you. We want to hold the vanished beauty close even as we experience the piercing quality of memory. Perfect for layering over another perfume to add a musky layer.
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