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    Default New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    From nstperfume.com:

    Pierre Guillaume of niche line Parfumerie Generale has launched Huitième Art Parfums, a new line of fragrances. The name comes from Octavian Coifan of fragrance blog 1000 Fragrances, who says that perfume is the 8th art. There are 8 fragrances: Ambre Céruléen, Aube Pashmina, Ciel d’Airain, Fareb, Manguier Métisse, Naïviris, Sucre d’Ébène and Vohina.

    Ambre Céruléen ~ “A powdery balm with a light amber note … opoponax, tonka bean and sandalwood, delicately illuminated by precious organic verbena extracts from Morocco.”

    Aube Pashmina ~ “Pierre Guillaume created Aube Pashmina with the olfactory impression of a morning walk through a well-grown herb garden: rosemary, basil and fresh tomato leaves give glory to this dark green still life. Covered with dew they stretch towards the rising sun, entwined with black currant and geraniums bushes – observed by an anonymous passer-by who witnesses the beginning of the day from an old wooden bench.”

    Ciel d’Airain ~ “A lonely perfume portrait, that Pierre Guillaume paints for us with words. The fragrance Ciel d’Airain also quotes loneliness as a contemplative moment, the calm before the storm so to speak … Sour, fruity and soft-mealy pear, ensnared by a hidden green fig and accented with subtle, salty olives immediately settle on a soft skin-close base reminiscent of warm, sun-kissed skin. An indulging and contemplative fragrance to lose yourself in.”

    Fareb ~ “Fareb, which means temptation but also phantom, is all about the intense interplay of two unusual fragrance notes: Immortelle, the Italian straw flower, and ginseng. A bone-dry fragrance reminiscent of warm sand and the prominent spiciness of immortelle merged with fresh herbaceous notes of ginseng, complemented by strong leather notes. A desert fragrance for modern urban nomads – concise, angular and full of character.”

    Manguier Métisse ~ “Juicy-ripe mango meets with luscious frangipani in a topical rendezvous, whose sugary-sweet nectar is modestly contrasted by a few tea blossoms. A bright and happy affair with a soft and clean vanilla base. A fruity and exotic adventure with the usual suspects in the form of white-floral seducers – sweets tidbits for adults.”

    Naïviris ~ “A Passion Tree, inevitably in red… A gallant tryst between the spicy aroma of African red iris (Kigelia Africana) and hot, animalistic zebrawood. Earthy-powdery Iris, wrapped in a robe of finest quality leather in the most intimate embrace with hot and spicy woods – a fatal passion with tiny animalistic sparks, bedded on a clean, soft base…”

    Sucre d’Ébène ~ “The tender breath of the trade winds … an infusion of brown sugar, hamamelis extracts and benzoin. The tropical winds serve as inspiration for Pierre Guillaume’s creation Sucre d’Ébène. A sheer delight for fans of gourmand scents: Velvety resin notes combine with pronounced notes of caramelized sugar to create a dark, sweet pleasure, subtly accented by spicy witch-hazel also known as hamamelis.”

    Vohina ~ “A summer afternoon in the countryside, a floral carpet of peach blossom and lavender honey on a bed of gold, shining straw. That’s how Pierre Guillaume describes his fragrance Vohina – and in fact, he outlines its character pretty well: lively and light-hearted peach dances here on honey-sweet, sun-soaked hay, interspersed with herbs, followed by a hint of bitter melancholic Lavender, reminiscent of a light veil gently lowered over sweet fruit.”

    The Huitième Art Parfums are available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum. They can be found at First in Fragrance in Germany (95€) or at The Perfume Shoppe in the US and Canada ($110)

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    In Singapore you can find this line at Hide-n-Seek, 176 Telok Ayer St. 1st impression is favorable, with a quality reminiscent of the MFK line. I received a free sample of Fareb when I bought some HdP from them recently. Will post more thoughts once I'm done sampling.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    I'm sampling Fareb as I type this. So far it's really outstanding.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    Reading the notes and descriptions, Fareb is the one that sounds most interesting. Hope the lucky samplers can report back soon!

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    These are now available at Luckyscent

    The bottles look interestingly bad.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    Luckyscent's <a href="http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/32259/brand/Luckyscent_Sample_Packs/June_Sample_Pack.html">June Sample Pack</a> has samples of all the Huitième Art line as well as two from Marie Saint Pierre.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    I believe Les Senteurs in London, carries this .
    I am interested . However,like Teger says- not so impressed by the bottles .
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    They all sound interesting, but I really wanna try Ciel d’Airain, Sucre d’Ébène, and Manguier Métisse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    They all sound interesting.
    Agree.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    The four that I definitely want to sample are Ciel d'Airain (pear, fig, olives), Fareb (floral, herbal immortelle), Naïviris (woody iris leather), and Vohina (peach lavender).

    I am intrigued by, and more than a bit skeptical of, this idea of eschewing the usual top-heart-base development in favor of an "olfactory sphere" model. It sounds an awful lot like the usual niche guff--an excuse for linearity, really--but with Guillaume, you just wonder...

    As with PG, the names are so cool they hurt. I'll reserve judgment on the bottles until I see them live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    The four that I definitely want to sample are Ciel d'Airain (pear, fig, olives), Fareb (floral, herbal immortelle), Naïviris (woody iris leather), and Vohina (peach lavender).

    I am intrigued by, and more than a bit skeptical of, this idea of eschewing the usual top-heart-base development in favor of an "olfactory sphere" model. It sounds an awful lot like the usual niche guff--an excuse for linearity, really--but with Guillaume, you just wonder...

    As with PG, the names are so cool they hurt. I'll reserve judgment on the bottles until I see them live.
    Fear not! They are quite beautiful compositions; I have sniffed them all at Henri Bendel. Also, I have never understood why linear amounts to "wrong" or "boring" to many... but to each their own.

    Sucre d'Ebene is my favorite, but there is much to like according to personal taste. I think those who love strong "masculine" perfumes will LOVE Fareb.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    Quote Originally Posted by starace View Post
    Fear not! They are quite beautiful compositions; I have sniffed them all at Henri Bendel. Also, I have never understood why linear amounts to "wrong" or "boring" to many... but to each their own.
    Alright, I'm getting excited about these now.

    I don't have a problem with linearity, as such, even if the best examples such perfumes can grate after a time. But from an artistry standpoint, the orchestration of a coherent, multi-layered thing probably requires more skill. These kinds of perfumes also seem to always have something new to say.

    Anyway, until I actually sniff these, I won't rule anything out with Pierre Guillaume. When he pushes the boat out, good things can happen (Drama Nuui, Felanilla). More of that.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    FAREB impressed enough for me to order the sampler set. Looking forward to their arrival.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    My sample set came today from LuckyScent. In the vials, the scents are uninteresting and, frankly, dull. I've applied Aube Pashmina and so far, it is quite promising. The initial impression was a dread broken stems/herbal/tomato leaf rush that spelled primary colors. I was reminded of modern room fragrance sprays. However, on the drydown, cassie comes forward, softening the rather crude opening. For those who like Une Fleur de Cassie, this could work for you. It lacks the rich visceral undertones of the former, but is satisfying in its own right.
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    The Perfume Shoppe has the manufacturer's set of 2 mL samples for $50. Anyone else sampled yet? I'm considering going for it.

    http://www.theperfumeshoppe.com/Huit...Kit-p/ha10.htm

    I found a couple of threads about the fragrances with more info:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/269...%A9n%C3%A9rale
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    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/264...Art-Collection
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    I ordered the manufacturer's sample set direct from Huitieme Art. It's cheaper. Only 24 euros incl. shipping.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    The Luckyscent sample pack is $30, but will only be available this month (or sooner if they run out, I guess).

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    I ordered the ones I was interested in off of Luckyscent, along with a couple other frags. I look forward to trying them out!
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    So why did he launch a 2nd perfume line??
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    Ambre Ceruleen is my first ever real Holy Grail Perfume. I got the sample last week and used it faster than any perfume sample I've ever had. Ran over there and bought it today. This is my new obsession.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    I've posted my reviews on the other thread.

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    Wearing Sucre d'Ebene tonight from a sample/decant from a kind BN member.

    Wow, I can't seem to put my finger on what this reminds me of? Is it a Kurkdjian scent? Maybe it's the benzoin but I'm reminded of those incense burning papers (Papier d'Armenie), the smell of the paper BEFORE you burn it, but sweet (like finely spun sugar) and something else herbal/aromatic.

    I've never smelled anything like this. I love it when that happens.
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