Aedes de Venustas Cafe Tabac ~ new fragrance :: Now Smell This

Niche perfume boutique Aedes de Venustas has launched Café Tabac, a new fragrance. 

Café Tabac – A hedonistic scent that celebrates the undocumented moment. A sumptuous party that goes on for days. Endless dinners and all-night merengue dancing under charcoal skies. Smoke meets flower and spice settles in for the next inhale. This is CAFE TABAC.

Before Aedes de Venustas’s newest scent was realized in a bottle, it had a name: CAFE TABAC, inspired by the iconic 90s bar in the East Village. […]

“It’s the deep mood of a place to be, creating its own legend,” says perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. “The deep blue smoke of cigarettes, cigars, weed … whatever. We’re exploring other paradises: laughs, desires, and pleasures, again and again.”

[…] It opens with sparkling notes of expected (bergamot) and unexpected (apple, tamarind) fruits but the overall perfume is an homage to tobacco in many forms. Dry leaves, humid flowers, and a cigar lit by fire are represented thanks to herbal clary sage and davana, a tint of mango with dried fig and date, and a rough smokiness using tobacco absolute, tar, cade, and cedarwood. An amber accord of secretions and sugars from cistus and labdanum, ambergris, oakmoss, vanilla, cacao accord and Peru balm at the heart gives way to a darkly rich and resinous base. There is no saccharine here. Instead, distinctive burnt sugar and fresh clove and cardamom are infused with vapors that keep CAFE TABAC multilayered instead of perfectly round. It is blended at a twenty percent concentration made in the old school haute parfumerie style, including a month-long maceration in France.

Additional notes include beeswax and tonka bean.

Aedes de Venustas Café Tabac is available for pre-order now (for shipping 8 December), in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $245.

(via aedes)

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