Among all the existing varieties of Roses, only two are used in perfumery: The Damascena Rose and the Centifolia Rose. Depending on the extraction processes, different facets of the Rose can be brought out – Green note, Honey note, Verbena note, Bubble-gum note, sometimes even Artichoke note – the possible descriptions are numerous. It is the work of the perfumer to carve the raw material, like we would a precious stone, in order to bring out the desired characteristics of the Rose.
Intense, woody, leathery, the Black Pepper gives depth, dimension and “teeth” to any olfactory composition. When associated with the Rose, it releases its sensual, almost animal aspect. More powerful and spicier than Black Pepper, the Pink Pepper can also perfectly be used to give nuance to a perfume. Beyond power, it brings some fresh woody notes to compositions.
- Top notes: Pepper, Pink Berries, Coriander.
- Heart notes: Damascus Rose, Centifolia Rose.
- Base notes: Vetiver, Civet.
- Eau de Parfum: Women, Men.
- Apply as desired, to pulse points behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, on your wrist, inside your elbow and/or behind your knee.
Alcohol Denat, Aqua, Parfum, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylproponial, Citronnellol, Linalool, Osmanthus, Geraniol, Coumarin. Citral.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.
As a disciple and close friend of the legendary Edmond Roudnitska (creator of “Le Parfum de Thérèse”), Jean-Claude Ellena began his career with a minimalistic approach to perfumery. Since then, he has developed this approach into his own distinctive style, which is continually informed by his elegant and quiet way of being, and has been compared by his contemporaries to watercolor sketches and chamber music. Jean-Claude says that a perfume must be like “a soft caress; nothing must shock, nothing must shout”. Roudnitska’s minimalism never left him, however, and his compositions remain focused around a single ingredient, avoiding repetition.
Jean-Claude Ellena was born in Grasse into a family of perfumers. His training began at age 17, in the most prestigious laboratories – in Grasse, Paris, New York and Geneva – where he always saw himself as self-taught. Jean-Claude met Frédéric Malle at Roure when he was working on Bulgari’s “Eau au Thé Vert”. He composed one perfume a year for Editions de Parfums before joining Hermès. He is now back as a full-fledged author at Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle.
For centuries, luxury has been synonymous with scarcity, quality, precision and inaccessibility. But little by little, it became popular, becoming more and more accessible and standardising the offer. The Different Company was born within this century, in a context where perfume lovers are turning away from the novelties of the big brands, which tend today to create juices intended to please the greatest number. Based on this observation, The Different Company’s first creations appeared, developed by Jean Claude Ellena and Thierry de Baschmakoff. Not imposing costs or codes limits, exploring new territories, demanding excellence in raw materials and sillages, working with talented perfumers of international renown, expressing a signature luxury design: this is the vision of The Luxury Perfumery of The Different Company.