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.
In Pigalle, the sky is misty, and it amplifies the appearance of the street’s bright red lights. In front of her dressing room mirror, she puts the finishing touches on her makeup, a cigarette hanging from the corner of her mouth. From her wardrobe, she pulls out a tailored tuxedo and puts it on. She is the quintessential Parisian bohemian, and she leaves a mark wherever she goes – be it on stage or street – with her style and erotic power.
Top: Italian Bergamot, Cherry Accord, Pink Berries
Middle: Black Vanilla, Heliotrope
Base: Ambroxan, Cashmeran, Tonka Bean, Labdanum, White Musk
HOW IT WEARS
This intoxicating scent opens with tart cherry, bright pink berries and juicy bergamot. It doesn’t take long until the earthy, sweet vanilla and honeyed heliotrope come out – they are the stars of the show. The dry-down is a musky, woody, almost smoky vanilla that is both sophisticated and sensual. Rouge Smoking will give you a good 6-8 hours of wear on the skin, and you’ll be obsessed with it the whole time.
Rouge Smoking is so addictive – whenever you wear it you can’t stop smelling yourself! It’s a hedonistic fragrance, that while totally carnal is also somehow sophisticated. The scent is enveloping but not overbearing, sitting close to the skin for the duration of its wear. This one will turn heads, after all, it’s smoking hot!
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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