The Galway-based Irish perfume house, Cloon Keen Atelier, has announced the introduction of their first artisan perfumes. Bataille de Fleurs is the first of the collection, named after the French carnival held in Nice along the Promenade des Anglais, celebrated every year since 1876 when mimosas are thrown from flower adorned floats into the crowd.
Perfumer Stephanie Bakouche creates a tribute to "the unique and beautiful mimosa tree" says the company. The fragrance was chosen for the soaps, lotions and diffusers used during a recent Royal Visit and State Dinner to Dublin Castle.
Castaña is the second release, this time taking inspiration from childhood memories of the aroma of street roasted chestnuts in Andalusia (Castaña is the Spanish word for chestnut).
Perfumer Delphine Thierry puts Haitian vetiver at the centre of this composition: "traditionally a more masculine note, however, when combined with the super feminine and luxurious floral notes of cassia and jasmine absolute, an opulent nontraditional feminine perfume is created." This is the company's first collaboration with the perfumer.
Both fragrances are available from the Cloon Keen Atelier and cost 50ml EDP for €70.00.(www.cloonkeenatelier.com)