Saffron Wood by Parle Moi de Parfum
50ml Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Woody Oriental
Perfume Author – Michel Almairac
London on December 19th, Big Ben rings 9 o’clock.
The hustle and bustle of the horns has subsided. A rainy mist colours the grey cobblestones of the streets of Soho and I soak up this damp and surprisingly calm atmosphere. The frenzy of the day has given way to crowded restaurants with the smells of spices merging with those of fashionable tailors.
The power of the Saffron and the verticality of the Cedarwood combine with the Rose and her timeless elegance. I’m carried away by this astonishing mixture and I am writing in my thoughts this accord of three raw materials behind which a silhouette is taking shape: Saffron Wood / 91 will be a leather, sophisticated and metallic, London in its most enigmatic colours.
Head Notes – Saffron
Heart Notes – Rose
Base Notes – Cedarwood
Parle Moi de Parfum is all about family. Benjamin Almairac grew up with the stories about perfume that his father brought home from work. He dreamt of creating a venue right in the centre of Paris where the public could discover the finest fragrances that Michel Almairac had always dreamed of creating and staging. It was absolutely obvious! I was steeped in perfume when I was a boy. It was difficult to miss!
Together with Elisabeth, his mother, and Romain, his brother, he designed a space for witnessing the creation of a perfume and discovering that combination of magic and technique, of disconcerting ease and maddening complexity, that Michel describes when talking about his work.
The brand name is a clear declaration of intent: to talk about perfume and nothing else.