24 Papyrus de Ciane
Eau de toilette
From Italy’s river Ciane, the world’s largest nature reserve of Papyrus. “Papyrus... From the Arethuse fountains meandering dark waters of the Ciane, the elegant sway of intense green plumes...”
Papyrus de Ciane was conceived as a sheath for the opulent Mousse de Saxe, a legendary base composed in the early 20th century to showcase isobutyl quinolin, a licorice-leather material which would later be featured in Bandit. The Mousse de Saxe itself is better known as the base of Caron's Nuit de Noël, but Pierre Guillaume has chosen an entirely different, contemporary approach by linking its mossy undertones to luminescent green top notes of galbanum, churned by effervescent bergamot and sweetened by neroli and solar notes. The green sap runs through Papyrus de Ciane's stem: humid, almost aquatic facets (but there isn't a drop of calone in sight!) segue into the darker aromatic notes of mugwort and lavender. Incense and cistus labdanum infuse a leathery tinge to the heart, bridging the way to the leathery mossy Mousse de Saxe roots, wrapped in tender, powdery, balsamic musks. With Papyrus de Ciane, Pierre Guillaume breathes new life into classic perfumery. Its green, aromatic chypre notes make it the perfect scent for springtime.
Notes: Galbanum, Broom, Incense, Mousse de Saxe, Musks