Aedes de Venustas – Pelargonium

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Rose Geranium | Floral Woody Musk

Aromatic, with a crushed-leaf facet, less fruity and more balsamic than rose, almost incense-like, geranium Egypt acts as the central motif of this intriguing composition. The perfumer starts by stretching a canvas of cool orris notes on a neat cedar-wood frame. Then she paints a dark, smoky background of vetiver Haiti, guaiac wood and moss. Shot through with glints of green cardamom, the golden light of Calabrian bergamot suffuses the scene, caught by richly textured ingredients that bring volume and contrast to the composition. The herbal sweetness of carrot enriches the orris accord; ambery clary sage suggests the softness of velvety leaves. Lemony, peppery, incense-like elemi resin enhances both the fresh and balsamic facets of geranium. As a haze of musks smooths out its edges, Pelargonium’s stately bouquet takes on a spare, abstract beauty.

Top notes: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Mandarin Orange and Sichuan Pepper.

Heart notes:African Geranium, Elemi resin, Carrot Seeds and Orris Root.

Base notes: Vetiver, Guaiac Wood, Moss, Musk and Cedar.

Nose: Nathalie Feisthauer.

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Description

Pelargonium

A contemporary baroque take on geranium highlights the raw grace of the prized olfactive material. A strikingly elegant still life in scent, Pelargonium by Aedes de  Venustas portrays its namesake ingredient like one of the mysterious floral compositions of Dutch Golden Age paintings.

“My aesthetic inspiration was an old-school flower everyone thinks they know, even though no one really knows it,” says perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer, who draws geranium from the depths of the fragrance pyramid to display its complex facets, using freshly-crushed leaves shed light on dusky woods and resins.

Yet this 2017 work is not your garden variety red geranium. Pelargonium graveolens, whose name means “sweet-scented”, yields one of the most versatile essences in perfumery. Distilled from the leaves of the plant rather than its flowers, this geranium has long been used as a fresh rosy note, hence its vernacular name, “rose geranium”.

Here, Feisthauer says, geranium is less fruity and more balsamic, almost incense-like, acting as the central motif of this intriguing composition. The perfumer starts by stretching a canvas of cool orris notes on a neat cedarwood frame. Then she paints a dark, smoky background of vetiver Haiti, guaiac wood and moss. Shot through with glints of green cardamom, the golden light of Calabrian bergamot suffuses the scene, caught by richly textured ingredients that bring volume and contrast to the composition. The herbal sweetness of carrot enriches the orris accord; ambery clary sage suggests the softness of velvety leaves. Lemony, peppery, incense-like elemi resin enhances as a haze of musks smooths out its edges.

Aedes de Venustas Pelargonium  has now been carefully transferred to a precious new vessel: A fluted glass bottle marked by peacock blue accents, a matte black insignia-stamped cap, and a sleek yet weighty design that marks the next chapter in the Aedes de Venustas story.

As it is worn, Pelargonium’s stately bouquet takes on a spare, abstract beauty, an evolving work of art that imparts its beauty freely on skin

Aedes - Pelargonium

Additional information

Size

Eau de Parfum 100ml

Olfactory group

Floral

Gender

Man and Woman

Nose

Nathalie Feisthauer

Country

United States

Year

2017

Perfumer

Ramon Bejar - Ramon Bejar

Ramon Bejar, one of the best perfumers in the world and creator of internationally acclaimed niche fragrances that raised him as the main conciliator between Eastern and Western perfumery.

Ramon Bejar offers you his finest selection of perfumes, extreme and exclusive, extracted from the noblest natural materials in the world.

Ramon Bejar offers you his finest selection of perfumes, extreme and exclusive, extracted from the noblest natural materials in the world.

Besides being a perfumer, artist and dreamer, Ramon Bejar stands out for his great sensitivity, taste and intuition; qualities that lead him to create otherwise unimaginable combinations of scents able to incite the most extraordinary sensations.

Since he discovered his passion for perfume under the wing of an oriental master who taught him the secrets of this tradition, he has been dedicated to the art of perfumery, leaving in his wake the creation of some fragrances that transcend the boundaries of history for their delicacy.

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