From BDK Parfums’ Collection Parisienne, where each creation takes the wearer on a journey through the districts of Paris, telling stories, portraying moments and capturing memories along the way. Paris is the anchorage of BDK Parfums, and in this collection, they seek to evoke the charisma and eclecticism of the incredible city where modernity and tradition meet.
It’s a beautiful day, the sky is blue, and she’s getting up to get ready. She dances across the room to her dressing table. The scent of spring is in the air as she puts on her makeup, chooses her outfit, and spritzes on her favourite fragrance. Before she leaves the house, she thrusts open the windows of her 4th floor apartment and inhales the scent of her balcony full of flowers, which overlooks the Palais Royal gardens below. She is happy, and thinks of her day ahead, smiling.
The nose behind this scent, Serge Majoullier, wanted Bouquet de Hongrie to be a fresh and luminous floral scent, accented by juicy, green, and fruity facets. Blackcurrant and pear bring an airy sparkle to the rose and jasmine, on a soft and comfortable musk and amber background.
Top: Pear, Blackcurrant, Strawberry
Middle: Turkish Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Lorenox
Base: Musk, Cedar, Amber
HOW IT WEARS
Bouquet de Hongrie opens with the greenness of pear, the tartness of a just-ripe strawberry, and the sweet richness of blackcurrant. This sweetness then allows for the fresh Turkish rose and bright, airy jasmine to appear. The base anchors the scent, giving it a musky smoothness that allows it to stick to the skin for 6-8 hours.
This fragrance is so beautifully airy and spring-like, it puts a smile on the face of whoever smells it. It’s the scent of a dewy garden coming to life in the morning, of a floral sundress, of a champagne picnic in late spring. We love how effortlessly chic Bouquet de Hongrie is – simple, light, breezy – elegant, yet fun.
ABOUT THE BRAND
BDK Parfums is an independent perfume house founded by David Benedek. Specialising in unique, creative fragrances made up of high-quality raw materials, each scent has its own narrative, its own tale to tell.
One of the youngest designers and house founders in the industry, David was born in 1989 to a Moroccan/Algerian mother and a Romanian father. Fragrance runs in his family – his grandparents opened a perfume boutique in Paris shortly after arriving there from Transylvania in the 60s.
Each BDK fragrance works around a particular raw material, giving it a life and a story of its own. The house is in a perpetual search for flawless raw materials, which is why most concentrates they use are from the Grasse region in France. The creative process is never rushed; new scents are complete when the perfect equilibrium between notes is found, the alchemy perfect.
David wants people to choose their fragrance as they choose a book in a library – by wearing one of BDK’s scents, a person can experience the story of the perfume, and find the link between fragrance and imagination.
BDK Parfums is based in the heart of Paris, Palais-Royal, so the lids of the BDK bottles have been designed to pay homage to the dome of the iconic Grand Palais. The monument holds many French treasures and is perfectly representative of French savoir-faire – of liberté, égalité, and fraternité – perfect for this proudly French house.
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