The new limited-edition Eau de Parfum
A perfumer, a writer. A man, a woman. A perfume, a story: Séville à l’Aube. From an encounter comes this incredible soliflore fragrance, a sublime orange blossom,alive with contrasts. Over the years, L’Artisan Parfumeur has drawn inspiration from a wealth of sources: the wonders of nature, travel to distant lands, childhood memories… Literary influences have always coursed through our veins – something we were keen to revisit.
Master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour listened to a story. He closed his eyes, his nose and senses were awakened: this would be the inspiration for a superb new perfume! This fragrance has been constructed just as one would tell a story and Bertrand has stayed true to the tale told by writer Denyse Beaulieu. Little by little, the perfume took on the traits of the storyteller: poetic, optimistic, enjoying the pleasures of life but also with a deep, concealed sense of daring..
The story takes place during Holy Week in Seville, Andalusia. Incense-burners imbue the city with a spiritual atmosphere, as flowering orange trees diffuse their sweet, delicate perfume. The lavender scent of Eau de Cologne emanates from the crowd, blending with the sweet smells of church candles that burn throughout the ceremonies. In this magnificent setting, a passion is born between a woman and a young Spanish man – a story translated into perfume thanks to the talent of Bertrand Duchaufour.
The orange tree is the leitmotif of the perfume. Its green sap scent is present, blended with a fizzy aldehyde note that expresses intense emotion, from the outset. In this way, the fragrance opens with spicy, green and zesty notes. There is also a distinct lavender note redolent of the Eaux de Cologne so typical of Spain.
This initial sensation gives way to the passion of the heart notes, which strike us like lightning… Enhanced by a jasmine accord and beeswax, the orange flower absolute reveals its opulence and stunning sensuality. The indole accord resonates with this bouquet of white flowers, revealing the fragrance’s eroticism, while the whole ensemble is enveloped in the sweetness of Siam benzoin.
Tinged with melancholy, the perfume’s base notes unveil a certain darkness, imparted by Luiseiri lavender from Seville, with its cistus, resiny, ambery notes. It echoes the lavender top notes, resonating harmoniously with frankincense to give a spiritual intensity to the entire perfume.
Séville à l’Aube is a perfume filled with passion and desire. It is also the contrast between the joy of carnal pleasures and the dark, sombre aspect of the drama of Holy Week.