Today I want to introduce you to Papillon Artisan Perfumery! Papillon is a brand new company created by the lovely Liz Moores. It will be launching shortly with three gorgeous perfumes for the debut collection, these are – Anubis, Tobacco Rose and Angelique.
Anubis is a leather floral with notes of Egyptian jasmine, pink lotus, suede, immortelle, frankincense and saffron. This was the first perfume Liz created and was the catalyst for starting her own business.
Tobacco Rose is floral in the chypre style with notes of Bulgarian rose, rose de Mai, oakmoss, galbanum, geranium, beeswax and hay. Liz wanted to create a rose perfume that would challenge people’s perceptions of rose which is sometimes seen as dowdy or too pretty.
Angelique is a floral wood with notes of mimosa, osmanthus, white champac, orris and cedarwood. As the previous two perfumes are big hitters Liz wanted to create a perfume with a more delicate and natural timbre.
All the perfumes are classical in their construction; using roughly a 50/50 ratio of naturals to synthetics with a high percentage of the extrait used in each bottle.
I’m definitely a perfume fanatic, and I love anything that’s slightly more unusual than your standard off-the-shelf fragrances. I’m not going to pretend I understand what all the ingredients and notes mean, because I’m no expert. But I think these perfumes are fabulous, they’re unusual – an acquired taste, and they definitely grab your attention. I can only think to compare them to Tom Ford’s Private Blend Collection, though which ones correlate to which Papillon perfume I’m afraid I can’t say as I don’t remember all the scents individually. If you love niche perfumes though you should definitely give these a try!
Papillon Artisan Perfumery will launch on 24th June, a 50ml bottle will have an RRP of £94 xxx