Buly 1803 + Louvre Museum Fragrance Collaboration
French pharmacy Buly 1803 channels some of the Louvre museum’s most famous works and brings them to life in the form of a scent
Buly 1803 Belle Epoque Packaging
It could be said that Buly 1803 have fragrance down to a fine art. The latest collaboration for the French apothecary brand and their perfumer friends is with the Musée du Louvre in Paris and they are predicting what the ‘Nymph with a Scorpion’ or the ‘Venus de Milo’ might smell like, and bottling it just for you. The latter, for instance, is an intoxicating scent that the brand describes as, ‘a gentle white of jasmine, neroli, of the matte and polished pearls of magnolia, amber, and sacred wood. Eternal, without past or present, the beauty of the marble goddess, elusive and notional lifts up the soul with timeless bliss.’
Along with the fragrances, expect to find candles in travertine holders, scratch-and-sniff postcards and scented soap sheets with whimsical Belle Epoque illustrations on the packaging.
ARTS & WAFTS
THE COMPLETE FRAGRANCE LINE-UP & THEIR INDIVIDUAL AROMAS
1. “The Valpinçon Bather” by Daniela Andrier, £135
FRAGRANCE NOTES: A stimulating burst of citronella and orange blossom, embellished with patchouli and incense.
2. “Winged Victory of Samothrace” by Aliénor Massenet, £135
FRAGRANCE NOTES: A rich harmony of tuberose, magnolia and jasmine enhanced by the warmth of myrrh.
3. “Nymph with a Scorpion” by Annick Ménardo, £135
FRAGRANCE NOTES: An enticing bouquet of heliotrope and jasmine, with amber and musk.
4. “Joseph the Carpenter” by Sidonie Lancesseur, £135
FRAGRANCE NOTES: A deep note of cedar wood, infused with verbena, pink berries and vetiver.
5. “Venus de Milo” by Jean-Christophe Hérault, £135
FRAGRANCE NOTES: An intoxicating combination of mandarin, jasmine and amber.
6. “Grand Odalisque” by Domitille Michalon-Bertier, £135
FRAGRANCE NOTES: Incense and pink pepper enhanced with intensely musky notes.
7. “The Lock” by Delphine Lebau, £135
FRAGRANCE NOTES: Lily flower and musk combine in a bewitching scent.
8. “Conversation in a Park” by Dorothée Piot, £135
FRAGRANCE NOTES: Sour touches of peppermint and bergamot in an imposing bouquet of Ottoman roses.