Inspired by travels, The Scent of Departure collection captures and embodies the most intimate essence of a city in a bottle.
Composed by Gérald Ghislain perfume creator, The Scent of Departure fragrances are the result of long efforts of reflection and creation, using the finest raw materials. Each perfume explores the most vibrant facets of a city in a subtle olfactory memento which distills faraway stories as you wear and experience them.
Travel, scents and design ingenuity are woven together to create an evocative experience.
Gerald Ghislain is a French fragrance creator who refers to himself as a passionate epicurean. Ten years ago, he launched the luxury brand Histoires de Parfums, which is a sought-after brand in niche perfumeries, with more than 400 retail stores around the world. An insatiable wonderer, he listens, reads and discovers, drawing inspiration from his trips and encounters. The idea to create The Scent of Departure came to him during one of his many travels.
Magali Senequier is the designer who teamed with Gerald Ghislain 10 years ago, working and conceptualizing together their many ideas. She has many lives: artistic director of the luxury brand Histoires de Parfums, she also works on several innovative perfume projects and she contributed to the interior designs of trendy restaurants in Paris.
The Scent of Departure includes five fragrances:
Munich MUC | Vienna VIE | Istanbul IST | Frankfurt FRA | Budapest BUD
Munich MUC: An ode to the Munich gentle way of life, in a crisp, refreshing and green scent. Like drinking iced lemon tea on a picnic in the Englischer Garten, lying on a luxurious floral bed under blooming lilacs. A scent for lazy sunny days to savour from Nymphenburg palace to Kleinhesseloher See.
Vienna VIE: A walk from the peaceful Danube—banks full of enchanting scents of fresh mint, cut grass and water flowers—to an outdoor breakfast in the Palace garden of Belvedere. Enjoy the garden's baroque atmosphere and the gourmand scents of Wien’s pastries, delicious with their gourmand notes of vanilla, liquorice, chocolate and coffee. A blend of scents, bewitching like a Strauss waltz at Schönbrunn Palace.
Istanbul IST: Immersed in the vibrant, breath-taking Istanbul Grand Bazaar and its clouds of scents: grapefruit, bergamot, elemi, pink pepper and sweet spices. Indulge in a rose-flavored Turkish delight with subtle litchi and raspberry notes at the fabulous Topkapi Palace. At nightfall, be swept away with the whirling dervishes of the Blue Mosque, in a soft oriental wind of sandalwood, cinnamon and musk.
Budapest BUD: Soft and spicy all at once, the essence of Budapest, “Pearl of the Danube.” A majestic and contemplative cruise between Buda Castle and Gellert Hill, transported by a powdery wind of paprika spice. The fragrance of a soft soothing nightfall in Budapest.
Frankfurt FRA: Fruity, sparkling, and joyful with an apple twist like an Ebbelwei savoured on the typical Römenber place. The fresh, lively and airy fragrance of a walk along Frankfurt Main riversides surrounded by magnolia and white flowers blend with the soft woody forest scents of Frankfurter Stadwald.
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