October 24, 2019: Regional luxury fragrance distributor, Das Elite, recently announced the launch of La Closerie des Parfums in the UAE. An exceptionally refined range of luxury perfumes, La Closerie des Parfums takes its name from those Parisian gardens that combine refinement of senses with the play of the imagination.
Seven fragrances make up the La Closerie des Parfums collection. These unique creations offer an olfactory journey to both men and women. Its perfumes are crafted to clothe both the emotions and the skin, providing the best beauty experience possible in the great French tradition of personal fragrance. The pleasant textures and incredible lasting power are a way to extend exotic travels through scent and to invite others to enter the dream, somewhere between seduction and escape.
“Creativity must be taken as far as possible,” specifies Valérie Madrid, “with no limits of any kind, in order to approximate as closely as possible the olfactory journeys I hold in my mind.” Valérie's quest for excellence is accompanied by the selection of carefully chosen raw materials. Between French tradition and dreams from afar, Valérie imagined her collections around a simple concept: the union of a precious substance and spices from around the world.
It all begins with the selection of a material, a foundation, a structure. The essence must be grand. Its nobility vows for its long lasting scent, its distinction affirms its elegance. It acts as an olfactive canvas upon which, the spices soon appear. But the encounter is never due to serendipity. Some materials pair better with berries, while others and barks are a match made in heaven. Thus the scents of the world journey to form secret alliances, like perfumed escapes. Each fragrance is a unique work of art.
The Madrid family, founders of La Closerie des Parfums, are great lovers of perfumes and art de vivre à la Française. La Closerie des Parfums is a beautiful venture where tradition is shared and reinvented. Launched in 2018, the collection was met with much enthusiasm both in professional networks and with the general public, in France and abroad. It was a promising start given the fierce competition in the one-of-a-kind segment of niche perfumes. Valérie Madrid's take on it is that “the concept of a spicy fragrance is surprising and whets people's curiosity. What sets us apart is the promise of exoticism, which we must share and maintain.”
ROSE CARDAMOME PETALE – Floral, Spicy, Fruity: This fragrance reveals the aphrodisiac powers of the Cardamom from Guatemala. It prolongs the journey into a heart of a thousand fresh, fruity, gourmet, and suave petals of the Grasse Centifolia rose. Intensely luxurious, this is the fragrance of sun-kissed skins.
ROSE MUSCADE BOIS – Floral, Spicy, Woody: A dream made of curling amber vapors. Starting with spicy nutmeg from Indonesia, this sensual fragrance reveals the powerful and precious scents of Damascena rose. A warm wake of incandescence with a subtle, elegant roundness.
ROSE CANNELLE SUEDE – Floral, Spicy, Leathery: Treasures of the Damascena rose. Fruity, honeyed and opulent it whisks away into a spicy heart of Sri Lanka cinnamon and ends its journey in the tender, leathery heat of ambery balsams and woods. A fragrance with captivatin charisma, powerful yet delicate.
OUD CANNELLE AMBREE – Oriental, Spicy, Amber: An Oud dressed in a leather boot, a fragrance between two worlds. One is round, comfortable and wrapped in a vanilla veil. The other is darker and comprised of sensual shades of cinnamon and myrrh. A mysterious and captivating contrast.
OUD SAFRAN BOIS – Oriental, Spicy, Woody: A powerful, vibrant and explosive fragrance. The saffron from Greece, with woody and subtle leather notes, brings elegance and character to the oud. A fragrance with a thousand smoky scents enhanced by the smoothness of the rose.
OUD BAIE ROSE SUEDE – Oriental, Spicy, Floral: A spirited and enveloping perfume. It opens with the explosive, almost exuberant energy of pink peppercorn. Next comes an exotic rosy heart flirting with the beauties of the East. Sun-kissed aromas and the sophisticated trail shape a completely addictive fragrance.
OUD CARDAMOME TABAC – Oriental, Spicy, Smoky: Opening with Guatemalan cardamom and Moroccan artemisia, this fragrance reveals the perfect balance between the woody, sensual richness of oud and the smoky scent of Bulgarian tabacco absolute. It is the luminous trail of an impertinent fragrance with intense contrast.