Initial idea: “A citrus that lasts”
Main ingredient: Citron Oil Italy
Creative approach: Black Pepper Oil Madagascar and Pink Pepper Oil Argentina are used to amplify the fresh spicy facet. Bergamot Oil Italy and Mate Absolute Praguay emphasize the tea facet to prolong the freshness.
Top: Bergamot Oil
Middle: Pink Pepper, Black Pepper
Base: Mate Absolute
HOW IT WEARS
The opening of Cologne Cedrat is a brisk and refreshing bergamot lifted by the soft spice of the pepper. On the dry down, the mate gives off an earthy, grass or hay-like greenness. This scent is supposed to be the citrus that lasts and that it does. Its projection is brilliant and it will last a good 8-10 hours on the skin.
We love the clean simplicity of Cologne Cedrat – it’s a spiced, earthy citrus without being too sharp or astringent. The bergamot on the top is super realistic, fresh and green, balanced perfectly by the mate tea which gives it a unique, sophisticated edge.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Debuted in 2019, Matiere Premiere (or “Raw Materials” in French) is the work of renowned nose and master perfumer, Aurélien Guichard.
The core objective of the Matiere Premiere range is to put a spotlight on some of the most precious fragrance materials from around the world, and to hero the beauty and elegance of a single note fragrance.
A 7th generation perfumer born in Grasse (arguably the perfume capital of the world), Aurélien Guichard has a passion for fragrance running through his veins. He has been the nose behind nearly one hundred fragrances and has worked with brands such as Givenchy, Narcisco Rodriguez, Gucci and Commes de Garcons.
Guichard is also the owner of an organic farm where he produces Rose Centifolia and Tuberose, some of which is used in the Matiere Premiere line, making it one of the only brands in the world to own and produce some of the raw materials used in their fragrances.
“Growing our own rose is a way to reconnect with the essence of the work of a perfumer – creating the fragrance itself, but also supervising the quality and production methods of the raw material” – Aurélien Guichard.
Matiere Premiere is all about honouring the beauty and sophistication that lies in simplicity – one raw material can contain a plethora of olfactory facets ripe for exploration and interpretation.