From BDK Parfums’ Collection Exclusive, where each creation stars the highest quality ingredients available, resulting in the most opulent and compelling of fragrances.
This dense and potent elixir pays tribute to the most famous flower in perfumery, the rose.
In Tabac Rose, BDK founder David Benedek wanted to use rose in a different way in order to reveal its unique facets. A textural and layered perfume, its facets are lit up in shades of pink, purple and plum. The rich, velvety rose is underpinned by opulent, addictive tobacco, boosted by delectable plum and dark chocolate. Nose Julien Rasquinet brought contrast to the richness by adding spicy notes of pink pepper and cinnamon. The sweet voluptuousness is prolonged thanks to the deep and mystical notes of patchouli and labdanum.
Top: Madagascan Pink Pepper, Plum Accord, Italian Lemon
Middle: Turkish Rose, Madagascan Cinnamon, Chocolate Accord
Base: Balkan Tobacco Absolute, Indonesian Patchouli Oil, Spanish Labdanum Resin
HOW IT WEARS
Tabac Rose starts with a voluptuous bang – rich, sweet plum, brightened by pink pepper and tart lemon. Immediately, the intoxicating Turkish rose comes through and takes over, wafts of cinnamon and chocolate floating in the background. As the fragrance develops, the earthy tobacco comes out, resins swirling around it like molasses. This fragrance has incredible longevity and will last 8-10 totally enthralling hours on the skin.
We adore the directness of this scent – it’s raw, without unecessary frills, and for that reason feels completely genderless. A potent and unique fragrance, the lasting power of this rich, dark scent is incredible. A head turner for sure – not for the faint of heart.
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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