Matiere Premiere - When Focus Is In The Raw Materials
Matiere Premiere is the creative approach, in the form of a perfume brand, of Master Perfumer Aurélien Guichard. Based in Grasse, where his family owns a Rose Centifolia organic farm, he has composed 9 fragrances under his own brand, one of which is a Harrods exclusive.
I'm a big fan of leather fragrances and the inspiration behind Falcon Leather is truly unique! Using a falconer's leather glove as the the starting point, the tanned leather aroma enhanced by the bitterness of tar and dusted with saffron, slowly takes life of its own and feels animalic and woody encapsulating the life of the forest and the falcon that lands on the glove after a long flight out.
Top Note: Saffron Heart Note: Birch Tar Base Note: Agar Wood
Exclusive to Harrods, Oud Seven brings out the most luxurious and sophisticated side of oud. Dark, earthy and deeply sensual; a fleeting dalliance with violet leaf and vetiver , it releases it's power and turns into a powerhouse of a fragrance, smoky woody and utterly delicious!
Top notes: Egyptian violet leaf absolute
Middle notes: Bangladeshi oud assam oil
Base note: oud
An excellent musc, fruity and playful, with exotic Peruvian Ambrette seed in its unusual heart, it leaves a lingering trail of musky softness wherever you go.
Top note: Fig
Middle note: Ambrette seed
Base note: Cedar
Award winning Radical Rose, explores the fresh facet of rose centifolia celebrating the first days of spring when everything is new. Dewy and soft, it gets a sprinkling of saffron and grounding from patchouli creating a captivating scent.
Top notes: Saffron
Middle notes: Rosa centifolia absolute
Base notes: Patchouli essence
The perfect combination of incense and coffee result in a fragrance that's warm, addictive and sweet like a cup of milky coffee enjoyed next to a fireplace that was burning the night before.
Top note: Coffee
Middle note: Incense
Base note: Cistus
Creamy sandalwood, dances with almondy sweet tonka bean and a light iris floral breeze in a deeply sensual and velvety scent.
Top note: Iris
Middle note: Sandalwood
Base note: Tonka bean
Italian citrus oil sits at the heart of Cologne Cedrat, highlighting the brand's mission to prioritise the raw materials that it sources from across the globe. Extremely long lasting with the help of Madagascan pepper and Argentine rose bay, while Italian bergamot and Mate Absolute from Paraguay add to the freshness of the creation.
Top note: Pink pepper
Middle note: Citron
Base note: Mate
A glorious orange blossom fragrance, bitter, fresh and invigorating with a herbal sweetness and a radiant heart, easily puts a smile on your face when you wear it.
Top note: Neroli
Middle note: Orange blossom
Base note: Ylang ylang
Another dark fragrance that draws intensity from guaiac wood strengthened by Indonesian patchouli oil and cypriol oil from India; earthy, woody, with a humid feel, it transports you to a dark corner of the forest just after rain.
Top note: Juniper berry
Middle note: Guaiac wood
Base note: Patchouli
I'm really looking forward to see how the brand evolves and what other glorious materials make their way into Aurélien Guichard's creations.