From BDK Parfums’ Collection Matières, where each creation turns the spotlight on a particular raw material, whether natural or derived from synthetic molecules. The Collection Matières focuses on connecting the raw materials to their origins, to let them create their own narratives, which is why notions of travel and discovery are at the core of this collection.
Hypnotically, she walks with deliberate strides. She wears a white headdress, which catches the sunlight, seeming to almost glow as she floats past. The intoxicating scent of creamy, carnal, tuberose wafts in the warm summer air behind her. She feigns ignorance when passers-by stare, she’s used to it.
Top: Pink Peppercorn, Egyptian Geranium
Middle: Indian Tuberose, Comorian Ylang Ylang, Jasmine Sambac, Iris, Egyptian Jasmine
Base: Cashmeran, Somali Incense, Madagascan Vanilla, Singaporean Patchouli, Sumatran Benzoin, Cypress
HOW IT WEARS
Tubéreuse Impériale opens with a burst of floral notes, like a garden of flowers blooming all at the same time. The tuberose, ylang ylang, jasmine and iris create an incredible, intoxicating white floral bouquet that’s accented perfectly by the earthiness of geranium and the brightness of pink peppercorn. The woody, slightly spiced base notes lend the fragrance an opulent, glamorous feel, without weighing down the scent too much. This beautiful fragrance lasts 6-8 hours on the skin.
We have a lot of tuberose fragrances at Lore, so we love the point of difference Tubéreuse Impériale offers. This scent centres tuberose, but it’s not heady or overbearing – it’s light, solar and airy – making it a very versatile scent.
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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