Today, I had the pleasure to attend the presentation - perfectly organised by Aspects Beauty - of the new Alexandre J perfume collection at the Capital Hotel in the heart of London. French perfume label Alexandre J flexes its olfactive prowess to create scents that are truly and exceptionally unique. The collection consists of five perfumes inspired by Art Nouveau and it is exclusive to Harrods.
Oriental Enigma Eau de Parfum
The Oriental Enigma eau de parfum is inspired by the concept of holding your cards close to your chest. This woody fragrance is made for those who wish to protect their soul and what better way to do that than from behind an alluring yet mysterious haze of hazelnut, tonka bean and rum?
The idea of literal and emotional masks inspired this sweet fragrance!
Middle notes: Orris, Rum, Saffron
Top notes: Hibiscus, Hazlenut, Date, Tonka bean
Ode To Rose Eau de Parfum
The Ode To Rose is inspired by Art Nouveau’s recurring theme of nature. This floral perfume is beautifully blended with notes of ylang ylang, jasmine and rose while its woody, earthy base of sandalwood and patchouli ensures it’s punctuated with a distinctly sensual allure.
The label explores the beauty of nature in all its forms with this sensuous scent!
Middle notes: Violet leaves, Geranium, Orange tree
Top notes: Ylang ylang, Jasmine, Centifolia rose
Black Beetle Eau de Parfum
The Black Beetle is inspired by the delicate and intricate representation of beetles in Art Nouveau jewellery. This spicy perfume opens with a wonderful contrast between the refreshing notes of bergamot and raspberry and the depth of incense before drying down to reveal the spicy allure of chilli, patchouli and musk.
Middle notes: Nutmeg, Chilli, Patchouli
Top notes: Bergamot, Raspberry, Incense
Majestic Nard Eau de Parfum
This exquisite woody fragrance is inspired by the mighty lion and its symbolism of courage, power and freedom. The Majestic Nard opens with a strong allure of incense and pink pepper before drying down to reveal its woody base of sandalwood and patchouli.
Middle notes: Saffron, Jatamansi, Virginia cedar
Top notes: Galbanum, Pink pepper, Incense
Imperial Peacock Eau de Parfum
Imperial Peacock is a woody perfume for men and women. As far as flamboyant animals go, nothing beats the peacock with its decadent tail and stunning form, it’s not surprising that it’s one of the favoured motifs of the Art Nouveau era. With sweet notes of almond, cinnamon and vanilla, this fragrance reflects the magnificence of the peacock in all its glory.
Middle notes: Tonka bean, Cinnamon, Black vanilla
Top notes: Almond, Rhubarb, Heliotrope
*All Images have been exclusively taken for The London Man Blog at the Capital Hotel in London.