BDK Parfums

Gris Charnel Extrait 100ml


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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. 

On the Saint-Bernard Quay, near the Jardin des Plantes, the first couples arrive at the Tino-Rossi garden. Tucked away beside the Seine river, this is a spot where people come to dance. As night falls, more dancers arrive, and the bleachers fill up. Lit up by the silver moon and the lights from nearby tourist barges, bodies mingle to the rhythm of the music. 
It is then they make eye contact, and walk towards one another. As if in a trance, they dance in the heat of the night, and eventually decide to leave together. In the early morning, their crumpled sheets give off the scent of sleepless nights, of mischievous and lascivious embraces.

Concentrated at 30%, Gris Charnel Extrait reveals the intensity of the original signature to extract a richer and more faceted version. 

“Gris Charnel Extrait magnifies for me this Parisian sensuality already present in Gris Charnel. Parisian sensuality is expressed in many ways. I find it fascinating to be able to imagine all forms of sensuality through the eyes of Parisians. Everyone has their own definition and lives it with a fascinating freedom” – David Benedek, founder of BDK Parfums. 

“Revisiting a perfume that has already found its audience is much more difficult than starting from a blank page. Through this second chapter, I wanted to magnify the sensuality of the original Gris Charnel signature, to sculpt a trail, to be even more magnetic and captivating than ever” – Mathilde Bijaoui, the nose behind Gris Charnel and Gris Charnel Extrait. 

Top: Fig, Black Tea, Cardamom Essence 
Middle: Iris Absolute, Bourbon, Cistus, Vetiver
Base: Indian Sandalwood, Tonka Bean Absolute, Indonesian Patchouli, Madagascan Vanilla, US Cedar 

Mathilde Bijaoui

Gris Charnel Extrait opens with the freshness of cardamom combined with the delicacy of fig and its green and fruity accents. This bright opening illuminates the deeper darker notes that next appear; the woody essence of patchouli is invited in to the Extrait, bringing depth to the woods and tonka bean, rendering them more textured and warm. Voluptuous vanilla underlines the fragrance, which ends ambery, slightly smoky, and rounded. As an extrait, this fragrance will last 10+ hours on the skin, leaving an intoxicating trail behind the wearer. 

The extrait version of Gris Charnel is rich, intoxicating, and completely captivating. If the original Gris Charnel was carnal, the Extrait is straight up debaucherous. The fig combined with the booze and woods is amplified in this scent while still maintaining perfect balance. After a wearing this, we are pretty much convinced that Eve’s forbidden fruit might have been a fig after all…

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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