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Aftelier Perfumes Past

Here you will find the liquid and solid perfumes that used to be part of the Aftelier line and have been retired. Since we no longer have samples of these perfumes, people are either already familiar with them from the past, or might just decide that they would like to take a chance on them. Mandy will make them as a custom order with a minimum of 1/4 oz. ($295) for the solid perfumes (except Boronia which is $340) or 1/2 oz. ($360) for the liquid perfumes. To purchase, please contact us by phone 510-841-2111 or email info@aftelier.com.

(Our currently available, non-retired line of perfumes is on our Perfume Guide page here.)


Florals
Floral Floral
White Flowers
  • Scent Family: Floral
Clean and floral with notes of champaca, magnolia, and Moroccan rose. A simpler floral, featuring the crisp brightness of magnolia. Perfect for layering with other Aftelier fragrances to enhance floral notes.
(custom order)
Soliflore
Boronia (solid)
  • Scent Family: Soliflore

Tasmanian boronia, one of the most costly essences in the world, is as close to heaven as we are likely to get. Boronia's aroma is reminiscent of raspberry, apricot, violet, and yellow freesia. The Boronia essence is so precious in terms of rarity, cost, and aroma. I wanted to be careful not to overpower its beautiful, subtle character. Antique sandalwood and agarwood create an exquisite, woody backdrop. This solid perfume smells like sunlight on the trees in the forest.

(custom order)
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Candide
  • Scent Family: Soliflore

Bright, uplifting floral, expressing its theme of optimism through sublime jasmine and age-old frankincense. Recent research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry finds that the scent of jasmine is better than Valium at calming and soothing. The sunny color comes from the orange shades of jasmine , pink grapefruit, and blood orange essences. The smell of jasmine is uplifting and cheerful in a sexy way – the perfect blend of high and low, sweet and dirty. The pink grapefruit is juicy and sweet; the blood orange smells of mouth-watering orange mixed with raspberries. The name is an homage to the great novel from Voltaire, with its theme of optimism.

Featured Notes:
Top: saffron, galangal.
Heart: jasmine, Turkish rose, nutmeg.
Base: cardamom, myrrh.

(custom order)
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Linden Blossom
  • Scent Family: Soliflore

A honeyed sweetness arises from the connection between very light amber and the light floral of the lime blossom. Understated, elegant, light, clean, green.

Featured Notes:
Top: lime blossom, coriander
Heart: neroli, magnolia
Base: angelica root, tarragon absolute

(custom order)
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Roses (solid)
  • Scent Family: Soliflore

Like a bouquet of roses freshly picked from the garden, Roses perfume reveals the voluptuousness of a warm rose in the sun. This luxurious modern version embodies all the different tonalities of rose -- honey, myrrh, musk, spice. Beautiful, either on its own or layered over any other Aftelier perfume.

(custom order)
Spicy Floral
Parfum de Maroc
  • Scent Family: Spicy Floral

Inspired by an ancient Moroccan spice recipe Ras el Hanout or "top of the shop" referring to a mixture of the best spices a seller has to offer. Traditionally having many dozens of spices, I took creative liberty to include the ones that would blend beautifully in a perfume. My recipe is based on Bulgarian rose, a smoothing element that takes some of the edge off the spices, like galangal, nutmeg absolute, and black pepper; it massages them into a rounded softness, finished off with the freshness of bitter orange. Built on a base of myrrh and cardamom, I layered the spices vertically throughout the perfume.

Featured Notes:
Top: saffron, galangal.
Heart: Turkish rose, nutmeg.
Base: cardamom, myrrh.

(custom order)
Floral Oriental
Alchemy (solid)
  • Scent Family: Floral Oriental

A floral heart swathed in amber and vanilla, with bitter orange and black pepper top notes. Created early in my career from the most popular top, middle, and base notes from my custom work. I wanted to make a perfume using the finest essences, of aromas most people love dearly.

Featured Notes:
Top: black pepper, bitter orange.
Heart: rose, jasmine.
Base: vanilla, amber.

(custom order)
Amber Oriental
Amber
  • Scent Family: Amber Oriental

An ambery lavender spray with hints of pink pepper and bergamot, in a base of organic grape alcohol. The warmth of the fruity sweet grape alcohol and rich lavender absolute marries beautifully with the amber base. This fragrance is less complicated; easy to like for both men & women. -- "It is a truly unforgettable scent. You will wear and he will wear it; it will amaze you both." Beauty News.

Featured Notes:
Top: mandarin.
Heart: lavender absolute.
Base: labdanum.

NOTE: Our Amber Spray has been retired from our regular line, so we do not have samples of it available, and require a minimum order of 2 bottles.

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Muse (solid)
  • Scent Family: Amber Oriental.

Wear Muse alone, or layer this clean ambery musk over any other Aftelier Perfume to create a warmer fragrance. The rare botanical essence, rosemary absolute, smells like the rosemary flowers on the bush, with none of camphorous aroma of the leaves. Sweet Mexican lime at the top focuses the fragrance and lends a clean citrus sweetness.

Featured Notes:
Top: lime.
Heart: clary sage.
Base: labdanum, rosemary absolute.

(custom order)
Gourmand
Absinthe
  • Scent Family: Gourmand

Named for the legendary drink, dry, herbal but sweet too. The bitter notes of wormwood are warmed and sweeten by the vanilla and Peru balsam.

Featured Notes:
Top: sweet orange, wormwood, bois de rose
Heart: Russian rose, jasmine
Base: vanilla, Peru balsam

(custom order)
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Cassis
  • Scent Family: Gourmand

Fruity, complex, spicy and warm, with notes of black currant and rum. Creating a fruity perfume with only natural ingredients is quite a challenge, since most fruity aromas are synthetic. An opulent black currant absolute blended with sparkling rum enabled me to create a fruity perfume with the tonality of winter fruit.

Featured Notes:
Top: Rum CO2, blood orange.
Heart: pimento berry absolute, black currant.
Base: black tea, patchouli.

(custom order)
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Cognac
  • Scent Family: Gourmand

Light and luscious with notes of cognac, fresh ginger, blood orange, and olive absolute in organic grape alcohol. Fruity olive absolute provides a smooth backnote to the evanescent sarsaparilla and fresh ginger. Delicious!

Featured Notes:
Top: fresh ginger, sarsaparilla, olive.
Heart: auracaria.
Base: cognac.

(custom order)
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Fig Essence
  • Scent Family: Gourmand

Different from the main line of alcohol-based perfumes, this Fig Essence is in a carrier of fractionated coconut oil, which wears more closely to the skin.

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.

Featured Notes:
Top: grand fir, pink grapefruit.
Heart: pink pepper absolute, jasmine sambac.
Base: Africa stone, fir absolute.

(custom order)
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Memento
  • Scent Family: Gourmand

Warm winter spices featuring smoked cinnamon and antique clove built on a base of tonka beans and vanilla. The elegant floral heart features jasmine sambac and Turkish rose.

Featured Notes:
Top: antique clove, bergamot, blood orange.
Heart: cinnamon, rose, jasmine sambac, nutmeg.
Base: choya, tonka bean, vanilla.

(custom order)
Sweet Woods
Dry Woods
Blond Tabac
  • Scent Family: Dry Woods

Very sexy on the skin with notes of tobacco, cedarwood, and lime. The blond tobacco and hay share a musky aroma that causes this perfume to mix with each person’s body chemistry in an intimate and idiosyncratic fashion. Possesses a certain sweetness, with animal backnotes.

Featured Notes:
Top: cedarwood, lime.
Heart: jasmine.
Base: hay, blond tobacco.

(custom order)
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Leather
  • Scent Family: Dry Woods.

Sexy and warm with notes of amber and other balsams. Slightly animal, but with a rounded softness. This perfume smells like a fine leather item that you want to lift to your nose. Perfect for layering with other Aftelier fragrances to add a wonderful clean, subtle, sexy depth.

(custom order)
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Meditation (solid)
  • Scent Family: Dry Woods

A blend of essences that create a feeling of calm and clarity. Leads off with a woody citrus top, moving into an herbal rose heart and finishes with incense notes.

Featured Notes:
Top: bergamot, Virginia cedarwood, pink grapefruit, bois de rose
Heart: Moroccan rose, clary sage
Base: frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood

(custom order)
Mossy Woods
Pink Lotus
  • Scent Family: Mossy Woods

Exquisite pink lotus and turn-of-the-century sandalwood. I wanted to center a perfume around the big floral-floral pink lotus, a very full-bodied, voluptuous floral. Complex, with an orangey-pink color, it holds its own against the other florals I’ve included. This also called for a big base like a traditional chypre with oakmoss.

Featured Notes:
Top: bitter orange, bergamot.
Heart: tuberose, jasmine, ylang ylang.
Base: antique sandalwood, oakmoss.

(custom order)
Oriental
Fougère
Citrus
Citron
  • Scent Family: Citrus.

Clean and fresh with notes of pink grapefruit, bitter orange, and fresh ginger. An uncomplicated citrus fragrance, perfect for layering with other Aftelier fragrances to lighten and freshen.

(custom order)
Green
Green
Haute Claire
  • Scent Family: Green.

Haute Claire is both crisp and soft, cool and warm. The fresh edgy greenness of galbanum is offset by the creamy floral of ylang ylang edged with honeysuckle. The green and floral notes harmonize in perfect pitch, with neither dominating the other. A warm base of vetiver and vanilla provides a soft finish of sweet grass.

Featured Notes:
Top: galbanum, Mexican lime, wild sweet orange, ylang ylang co2.
Heart: honeysuckle absolute, ylang ylang extra, clary sage.
Base: vetiver, ethyl phenyl acetate, vanilla absolute.

(custom order)
Leafy Green
Trèvert
  • Scent Family: Leafy Green.

Verdant pine absolute, leafy flouve absolute, and ambery clary sage contribute to this "very green" eau de parfum. All shades of leafy green aromas ,wrapped around a tuberose heart that lends warmth and roundness to the gorgeous smell of pine needles.

Featured Notes:
Top: grand fir, tarragon.
Heart: tuberose, clary sage.
Base: pine needle absolute, flouve.

(custom order)
Spicy Green