a journey of the senses by FLACONNEUR
The English perfume house of Grossmith has launched a brand new line entitled “Black Label Collection.” It appears that Simon Brooke has taken his commitment to resurrecting his famed family perfume house very seriously. Brooke stimulated this resurrection process for Grossmith by recreating, from original formulas, three of the most famous Grossmith perfumes; Hasu-no-Hana, Phul-Nana and Shem-el-Nessim. The reintroduction of these three historically significant perfumes was the building block Brooke needed to secure a foothold as a serious contender. This action also gained him the respect the Grossmith perfume house sought from the community. The four new fragrances are: Floral Viel, Amelia, Golden Chypre and Saffron Rose. The “Black Label Collection” is truly modern and sophisticated, with a sleek black and gold designed motif for the bottle’s label and subsequent packaging. Each of the four new perfumes will be in eau de parfum concentrations and available in 50ml and 100ml bottles. Grossmith will also offer a travel set comprised of three 10ml bottles which include Floral Veil, Amelia and Golden Chypre.
An enchanting white floral with an underlying cool aspect
“Vibrant citrus notes and green accords provide an attractive contrast to the rich floral heart of geranium, rose, ylang, tuberose and vanilla orchid.
The composition rests on a warm smooth base of cashmeran, amber and musk. The contrast between the cool top notes and warm, opulent floral heart make for an intriguing composition.
A veil may be light and transparent and create an air of sophistication and mystery for the wearer. The beauty and subtlety of Floral Veil’s white floral notes will have wide appeal.”
A soft and elegant modern chypre
“This very feminine scent was created in honour of Amelia Brooke, Simon’s great grandmother who was the key to his discovery of the lost perfume house. Amelia’s father was the founder, John Grossmith.
Amelia opens with enticing notes of neroli and osmanthus which develop into a smooth floral heart of rose, peony and jasmine, supported by warm amber.
Patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver and cashmere musks form the long-lasting and rounded base.”
A bright and contemporary interpretation of the classic chypre
“Golden Chypre conjures up images of late summer sunlight on leaves as their colours begin to change.
Spicy notes of cardamom and nutmeg are blended into the opening bright citrus accord.
Notes of rose, geranium and heliotrope provide a beautiful balance to the vibrancy of the opening, whist the patchouli lends a warm, earthy quality.
Dry, smoky vetiver leads seamlessly into a sensual base of woods, amber and musk.”
An authentic and complex oud combining saffron and rose to create a wonderfully rich and opulent scent
“This striking composition entices with spicy notes of saffron and cinnamon, supported by a beautiful rose.
The heart is comprised of exotic myrrh, oud wood and tobacco, which lend a stunning smoky quality to the fragrance, developing into a luxurious base of creamy woods, labdanum and dark animalic accords.”