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Le Potager collection: L’Artisan Parfumeur Cultivates Vegetables With Their Latest Release

L’Artisan Parfumeur nurtures its passion for vegetables with Le Potager collection, a set of five fragrances that aim to innovate modern perfumery. The house’s founder, Jean Laporte, has a longstanding love for nature and invites you to experience the heart of his Perfumer’s Garden. 

The Parisian house claims that the vegetables used in these five fragrances have never been used in perfumery. Amidst these rare accords are Beetroot, Pea and Cauliflower.

L’Artisan Parfumeur Le Potager collection
L’Artisan Parfumeur Le Potager collection

Le Potager collection is presented in Toile de Jouy-inspired boxes. This stunning design style is brand new to the house, although its original interpretation can be dated back to the 18th century. 

Each of the fragrances is bottled in a pentagonal, glass shape and varies in colour based on scent. Particularly, Cédrat Céruse’s bottle exposes its oceanic, drab blue juice which I’m very fond of. On one of the five sides is a white label that reads the house’s name and fragrance title. To conclude the presentation is a black, hexagonal cap. 

Le Potager collection: Musc Amarante by Quentin Bisch

Notes: Beetroot Accord, Bergamot and Musk

Le Potager collection: Musc Amarante
Le Potager collection: Musc Amarante

L’Artisan Parfumeur describes the scent as “A surprising duo of musk and beetroot, gently refreshed with a touch of bergamot.” 

Bergamot and Musk are two classic notes within perfume’s history. The addition of Beetroot begins the unique facets of this scent. Known for its ability to help blood flow in the human body, Beetroot has a scent profile known as Geosmin. 

Geosmin is produced by a bacteria called Streptomyces. In turn, it gives Beetroot a wet soil and dirty scent profile. So, one can only assume that this is the odour that Bisch is going to use. 

Le Potager collection: Cédrat Céruse by Quentin Bisch

Notes: Fennel, Lemon and Pink Pepper

Le Potager collection: Cédrat Céruse
Le Potager collection: Cédrat Céruse

“An aniseed-flavoured score, where fennel is met with the spicy breath of pink pepper.”

– L’Artisan Parfumeur

Quintin Bisch told L’Artisan Parfumeur that he’s living out his childhood by creating these unique and fun vegetable scents. “The challenge is to dress the vegetable with a classic material to keep a part of the mystery.”

Lemon and Pink Pepper are two phenomenal notes which are used prominently in perfume today. Fennel has an inherent licorice aroma that is very hit or miss in general. Personally, I love a good, salted black licorice. But, I guarantee everyone in the comments will disagree. 

Le Potager collection: Vétiver Ecarlate by Quentin Bisch

Notes: Grapefruit, Tomato Leaf Accord and Vetiver

Le Potager collection: Vétiver Ecarlate
Le Potager collection: Vétiver Ecarlate

In this Bisch release, Grapefruit and Vetiver combine with Tomato Leaf Accord. He has a lot of choices when it comes to which aromas he would like to incorporate into this scent. 

The green foliage surrounding tomatoes has a slightly spicy and vegetal taste. As well, it has a slight tinge of acidity and is often compared to Turpentine and Pine. 

“A play of contrasts between the freshness of the tomato leaf and the depth offered by the woods.”

– L’Artisan Parfumeur

Le Potager collection: Iris de Gris by Quentin Bisch

Notes: Blood Orange, Iris and Pea Accord

 Potager collection: Iris de Gris
Potager collection: Iris de Gris

Bisch’s fourth and final contribution to Le Potager is Iris de Gris, a fragrance that uses an innocent pea accord. “Beneath the elegance of the iris, the green freshness of the pea vibrates.”

Peas have a terrific, airy sweetness that lends themselves well to spring. Some say the scent profile is similar to Orange Blossom and Hyacinth. 

Blood Orange and Iris are an intriguing combination. Bisch has a multitude of aroma choices when it comes to Iris. Some love the note for its powdery, make-up feel. While others enjoy its classic, refreshing floral accords. 

Le Potager collection: Tonka Blanc by Alexandra Carlin 

Notes: Cauliflower, Mandarin and Tonka Beans

Le Potager collection: Tonka Blanc
Le Potager collection: Tonka Blanc

Simply put, Tonka Blanc is “The gourmet encounter between cauliflower and almond.” Tonka Beans and Mandarin pair with the uncommon Cauliflower note to make this one-of-a-kind scent. 

Perfumer Alexandra Carlin was quite pleased with the way perfume technology has advanced over the years. “Tonka Blanc is the first perfume on the market to contain a natural vegetable extract and I am very proud of it.”

Summary

L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Le Potager collection is currently only available as 1.5ml samples. When logging onto the website, customers can select 2 of the 5 fragrances to try for free. All you need to cover is shipping!

When the samples arrive, customers will be treated to a 10% off voucher which can be used on their next purchase of a full-size fragrance. 

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