French niche line Maître Parfumeur et Gantier has launched Ambre Doré, a new woody oriental fragrance in the brand's Les Accords Mystères collection. Ambre Doré focuses on a harmony of oud and amber; additional notes include styrax, geranium, clary sage, coriander, saffron, sandalwood,...

heart and base notes intensified resulting in a sparkling, elegant fragrance." Vocalise Extravagante / Vocalise Jasminée ~ "Inspired from the Bel Cantos Divas who voice extreme passions; this scent originally combined red fruit with vanilla. In this "Extravagante" version Jean-Paul has...

Perfumer Christopher Sheldrake developed Cuir Mauresque, and its notes include mandarin peel, orange blossom, burnt styrax, incense, cinnamon, nutmeg, amber, myrrh, cumin, musk, cedar, and civet. Like many of the Serge Lutens fragrances, Cuir Mauresque kicks off with a surprising note that...

Séville à l'Aube is the latest from French niche line L'Artisan Parfumeur. Over the years, I've reviewed a fair number of their fragrances — yes, I'm a fan. This, however, is not a proper review. I've never met blogger Denyse Beaulieu of Grain de Musc, who worked with perfumer Bertrand...

Examples include Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman, Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fétiche, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Privé Cuir Amethyste, Hermès Bel Ami. Elegant "purse" or "shoe" leather: Birch tar-inflected leather still stars in these fragrances, but it's thinned with aldehydes,...

L'Artisan Parfumeur will launch Explosions d'Emotions, a new trio of fragrances developed by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. Déliria, Amour Nocturne and Skin on Skin will debut in September. Déliria (shown) ~ with metallic, rum and gourmand notes plus toffee apple and candy floss. Amour...

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier has captured all of that in their new scent Cuir Fetiche. This is one of the sexiest scents I've smelled in a very long time, mostly because it doesn't seem to be trying all that hard, corseted bottle notwithstanding. The leather doesn't come on strong at all,...

Keep the bottles if you must, Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, but at least nix the cheap plastic "jewels" (that often fall off) from the caps. Still...I always try new Maître Parfumeur et Gantier fragrances. Maître Parfumeur et Gantier's latest perfume, Ambre Doré, opens with the aromas of...

a rather "hidden" niche brand these days, certainly not discussed often; during the last several years, I've never heard anyone speak with excitement about an upcoming Maître Parfumeur et Gantier launch, have you?) All this is sad, since Maître Parfumeur et Gantier makes some wonderful...

While I was doing last-minute research for theCuir Fetiche post, I learned of the passing of Jean-Francois Laporte, the visionary behind Sisley, L'Artisan and Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (MP&G) among others. His contribution to the perfume world is extensive and he will be sorely missed. I...

 

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