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D’Orsay Sur tes lèvres. E.Q. 10ml

£38.00

Made by D’Orsay (Paris, France)

A floral, musky fragrance that evokes endless love, imagined as the extension of a kiss by master perfumer Dominique Ropion.

Notes—
Top: Pink Berry Extract, Amber Absolute
Heart: Jasmine Accord, Iris Concrete
Base: Patchouli Essence, Cashmeran

 

 

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Sur tes lèvres. E.Q.

Meaning ‘on your lips’, this fragrance evokes the divine sensation of surrendering your lips to another. The velvety softness of the first few seconds are akin to a tender kiss. Wrapped in the silky notes of iris combined with a luminous jasmine blend, the fragrance melts into a stunning swirl of sensual woods. An intense and addictive trail for him and her, like the imprint of a kiss on the lips.

Iris

The Iris concrete and resinoid LMR from Iris Pallida (sourced in France) and Iris Germanica were used by Dominique Ropion in the composition of Sur tes lèvres E.Q. The two extracts are obtained from dried rhizomes which are then ground to obtain Iris powder. From this powder, two treatments are available to the perfumer to extract the odourant compounds from the rhizomes: The hydrodistillation which will give the concrete of Iris, and the extraction which will allow the Iris Pallida to become resin and to bring notes going of the cocoa until fruity tonalities.

From the Perfumer

With the fragrance ‘Sur tes lèvres. E.Q.’ I wanted to illustrate the sublime sensation of abandoning one’s lips to another. I built a musky floral fragrance around the airy, silky tones of iris with a luminous jasmine. In the background, to reinforce the sensuality of this creation, I worked on a trio of vibrant woody and amber notes.

— Dominique Ropion

History

D’Orsay imagines special fragrances, evoking the universality of the state of love and exploring its many facets: caring love, free, paradoxical, ardent, adventurous, tender, striking, impulsive, sincere, spiritual, secret, tactile, unwavering… D’Orsay perfumes are designed for couples, echoing the first historic fragrance designed in 1830 by Alfred d’Orsay for him and his forbidden lover, Lady Marguerite Blessington. Each creation is named after an index sentence, signed with the initials of a personality whose identity is left to the imagination of each.

MEET THE BRAND

D’Orsay

Maison d’Orsay was originally founded in Paris in 1830 by Count Alfred d’Orsay. D’Orsay was known at the time to have been passionate, artistic, and flamboyant. He was an influential icon of the nineteenth century. He sought pleasure at all cost, which resulted in large debts and romantic affairs.

The fragrance house published nearly fifty perfumes that were distributed across the globe, in boutiques in Paris, London, and New York. At the time, the D’Orsay fragrances were highly artistic and forward-thinking, as they were inspired by love and desire, and were designed to be shared by couples. Alfred d’Orsay’s very first fragrance was an ode to his forbidden love of Lady Marguerite Blessington – a love story of illicit desire and intimacy.

In 2015, Amélie Huynh gave Maison d’Orsay a new lease of life, redesigning an olfactory line to honour the brand’s heritage. The fragrances are based on Alfred d’Orsay’s original line-up, reimagined by prestigious perfumers such as Olivia Giacobetti, Mark Buxton, Karine Chevalier, Bertrand Duchaufour, Fanny Bal, and Vincent Ricord.

Everything we do references the romantic sensibility of Count d’Orsay – from the illicit affair to the sense of carnal desire.
— Amélie Huynh, CEO & founder

Each fragrance is composed as a declaration of love, exploring its many facets. They are genderless and can be worn by couples, just as the originals by Alfred d’Orsday. Each scent explores duality in some sense, which is a concept echoed throughout the brand. In homage to the lost correspondences between Alfred and Marguerite, each perfume name is composed like a love letter and signed with initials – these initials referring to a secret identity that will never be revealed.

D’Orsay have two boutiques in Paris and one in Tokyo. Each boutique has been meticulously designed to capture the sense of mystique, passion, and eloquence of Count d’Orsay, with sleek woods and brass fittings, with cabinets of multiple drawers in which secret scents are carefully locked away like hidden treasures.

All of the production takes place in France, with fragrances made between Paris and Provencal perfume capital, Grasse. The bottles, caps, and spray mechanisms are also produced in France.


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