Marc-Antoine Barrois discovery set
4 x 2.5ml samples
The Marc-Antoine Barrois discovery set give you the opportunity to try his collection of perfumes.
B683 is a result of the meeting of two young designers. One is a couturier, the other a perfumer. Their childhood memories brought them together. Remembering captivating smells; of the leather from an elegant attaché case or an immaculate desk blotter; distinct smells of wood during the regular gathering of fuel to warm the family home. The artistic skills of the former and the olfactory talent of the latter together sparked a magical and pleasant fragrance with its notes of spices, leather and wood.
Head Notes – Black Pepper, Saffron, Chilli, Nutmeg
Heart Notes – Violet Leaf, Amber, Cistus Absolute, Musk
Base Notes – Patchouli, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Ambroxan
Olfactive Family – Woods / Leather / Green
Encelade represents the shadow-light relationship within a perfume which plays its paradoxes with delight. The Main accord of rhubarb, cedar and vetiver express the smell of Earth, sap, lush nature. Green and woody notes which comes to mingle with the crash of smoked and animal leather. Milky sandalwood and tonka bean add sensuality and addiction to the skin.
Pure seduction of a perfume conveying a wild magnetism
Scent Profile – Rhubarb, Vetiver, Atlas cedarwood, Tonka bean, Australian Sandalwood
Ganymede, the rocky satellite of Jupiter discovered in 1610 by Galileo, both luminous and covered with salt water oceans. In collaboration with Quentin Bisch, Marc-Antoine has dreamt of the essence of this new planet: an elegant unexpected harmony around a quartet of mandarin, violet, immortelle and suede.
Ganymede once again makes use of the suede-leathery notes that made their first collaboration B683 an instant classic. This time though the leather notes become softer, gaining lightness and gentleness in contact with the fragrance of violet. Mandarin still brings intense brightness and vivacity, yet immortelle adds sublime balance, using salty and mineralic tones to act as a striking counterpoint. A galactic olfactory harmony both delicate and balanced, full of energy, sensuality and contrast, Ganymede is quite unlike any fragrance on the planet; or elsewhere.
Head Notes – Mandarin, Saffron
Heart Notes – Violet, Osmanthus Absolute
Base Notes – Akigalawood, Immortelle Absolute
B683 Extrait – with this reinterpretation, the two creators offer a dive into the most sensual character of B683, an immersion at the heart of this perfume and its signature: the warmth and the depth of a woody-leathery accord. Here, it gains another intensity to become an authentic “patchouli leather.” Around that, other notes of the composition sublimate the different facets of this matter with tactile sensuality. Pepper and cumin offer the vibration of their spicy accents, the oud wood enhances the density of then accord while the vanilla brightens it with a caressing roundness. On the skin, B683 Extrait marries the one who wears it as a double that underlines its presence.
The top note is spicy and liquorish with pepper berries essence, cumin seeds and green apple. The heart is really animalic and leathery. Made with safraleine, violet leaf and natural oud from Laos (ethically sourced). The base is warm and woody and concentrating the smell of patchouli from Indonesia, sandalwood from Australia and vanilla.
Head Notes – Cumin, Green Apple, Pink Pepper
Heart Notes – Violet Leaves, Oudh, Safraleine
Base Notes – Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli fraction
Marc-Antoine Barrois is a French couturier born from a northern French family who had made name for themselves in the textile industry. From a very early age he was fascinated by his grandfather’s elegance that drove him to seek the art of simple luxury without ostentation but assuredly with finesse. After learning patterns, cutting and sewing as he was studying textile engineering, he designed his first collection in Lille in 2006. This success then led Marc-Antoine Barrois to work with Dominique Sirop, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Jean-Claude Jitrois before creating his own Maison de Couture for men. Offering men what women have already in Haute Couture, Marc-Antoine Barrois designs unique suits, tuxedos and jackets for confidential clients seeking exclusivity. The first MARC-ANTOINE BARROIS boutique opened in 2013 on rue de Budapest in Paris and offers Parisian crafted collections of jewels and accessories alongside his bespoke clothing. As a result of the heart of the creative process, he defines his world as a new constellation offering handcrafted luxury in a place where service and a warm of spirit prevail.