La Manufacture Paris
Founded by Bruno Truchon Bartès, La Manufacture is a workshop without borders for artisan-artists who work with and transform their raw materials while taking inspiration from art, emotions and personal experience.
Les Colognes Essentielles originated in one man's story and in his unconditional love for the colognes, sparkling freshness and joyful perfumery.
It all started at a medieval keep, the Donjon de Moret in France, owned by a friend of Bruno's who gave him the idea of creating a "Cologne du Donjon" that would unite his twin passions for historic architecture and fragrances...
The quest has yielded strong fragrances, conceived with simplicity. Their streamlined architecture, based on raw materials selected with great discernment, like finely cut gemstones, is a pleasure to contemplate. Nothing extraneous clutters up the composition and each note matters.This simplicity demands perfection, which is the key to eliciting emotion. A joyful, private emotion, one that is quite.... Essentielle!
Agrumes Green Spices.
First, the brightness of citrus notes. The zesty accents of mandarin orange blend into a burst of fresh spices: cardamom, then coriander. Matte, dry nutmeg introduces the deep fullness of oak moss. Iris and musk join to form a velvety base, soft as a caress.
Néroli Orange Flower.
Smooth and effervescent, the bergamot-basil accord bursts onto the air. Neroli petals work their soft magic around the vibrant rose to form the heart. This silky, enveloping scent leaves the skin with a sweet impression of returning to childhood.
A breath of Bergamot and Basil.
Bergamot collides with basil, peel meets leaf. Notes full of character cross steel in an exchange of green... The green tartness of rhubarb yields to the somber green of patchouli and vetiver, giving rise to full-bodied base notes. A breath of coolness lingers, weaving among heightened wood notes.