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Aedes de Venustas (new) (2012)
by Aedes de Venustas


Aedes de Venustas (new) information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 41 votes)

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HouseAedes de Venustas
PerfumerBertrand Duchaufour

About Aedes de Venustas (new)

Aedes de Venustas (new) is a shared / unisex perfume by Aedes de Venustas. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour

Aedes de Venustas (new) fragrance notes

Reviews of Aedes de Venustas (new)

I wanted to love this one--all the notes sounded good. I can do tomato leaf, and rhubarb, and berries. But. On my skin this morphed almost immediately into a bitter grapefruit. And it wasn't a good sort of grapefruit either. The bitterness was overwhelming. Eventually it dried down into "marine" notes, which might have been slightly vetiver-y. This was hideous on me, an absolute scrubber. I will be passing my decant along to someone else.
02nd March, 2018
Boating on the River Epte by Claude Monet 1890
06th May, 2017
Light, green, and fruity, but a delicate, watery fruit (starfruit?). A high, tart, almost pine-y smell in the background of opening. A touch of ginger in there somewhere. A hint of very light musk underneath (vetiver?). Vetiver comes more to the front during drydown - very green, garden-y smell (tomato leaves?) A nice summer fragrance.
16th March, 2016
It's very hard for me to fully disconnect this perfume from others, so I'm not sure I can be 100% impartial. First off, the original Aedes perfume, the one by L'Artisan, is one of my favorite scents of all time, an almost impossibly complex but constantly wearable mix of smoky incense and gourmand elements. Next to that, the new Aedes is just simple. The rhubarb note is fantastic, but it just sort of sits on some vaguely perfumey soap with a hint of wood underneath.

I also can't help but compare this to CDG's Rhubarb, which was also made by Duchoufour. The CDG is a more insistent fruit note surrounded by rice milk and office smells that I find almost impossibly compelling but that seems quite widely disliked for its weirdness. Well, I suppose the point could be made that the new Aedes is a rhubarb for everyone who hated the CDG for being so weird and compelling, because this Aedes is neither of those, instead content to be fruity soap, albeit very well done fruit and soap.

With all that said, I'm still going to give it a thumbs up, because it really does smell good and only truly pales in comparison to scents I like better. And it's still miles ahead of your average fruity perfume...
09th June, 2015
TefanG Show all reviews
United States
Sweet, soapy...smoky(?) Complex but not in a pleasant way. Makes me sneeze.
07th January, 2015
Ahhhh, fantasy hedgerow where the leaves and twigs smell just right (no nasty bitters or bugs), floating on a cloud of typical discretely sweet, discretely light Duchaufour lactones. Gently, the fruity notes emerge, crisp rather than candied, enfolded in tomato leaf and the angel breath of honeysuckle. This is perfume that is aiming for the quality of light on a lovely spring day or the breeze across a meadow – everything feels unforced and in harmony. It’s no wonder there was a lemming-like rush to claim it, when it was released.
However, there are two structural flaws. One, that a liberal application is needed to get a decent reading on the olfactometer – this should not be the case for an eau de parfum. Two, that the later stages, though cute and cuddly, revert to little more than the lactonic kisses Duchaufour is fond of bestowing – a habit that is turning into a bit of a rut. But the ultimate let down (especially at this price point) has to be the short lifespan of a few hours.
03rd October, 2014

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