With Émilie Coppermann's L'Esprit Cologne series, The Different Company pursues, in a new style, the spirit of transparent yet sophisticated blends it initiated under its co-founder Jean-Claude Ellena.
The trick for turning a fresh-out-of-the-shower splash into a nocturnal cloak? Darken the classic citrus, neroli and jasmine accord with a sensuous balsamic base (benzoin and labdanum), and jazz it up with natural musks drawn from an angelica and ambrette duet that pulls the musk sexiness from top to base notes.
Despite its purple hue – which The Different Company swears doesn't stain fabric – After Midnight isn't a dusky, heavy scent, but a bracing blend as limpid as a shot of vodka, as crystalline as a top note from Chet Baker's trumpet, as coolly burning as his voice. Who knew Cologne could go clubbing?
Emilie is part of this new generation of perfumers who combines a great knowledge of classic perfumery combined with the practice of complex perfume composition with master perfumers. Her clearly expressed feminine sensibility and her knowledge of the noblest materials make her a perfumer of the new generation. At 14, Emilie Coppermann discovers her passion for perfumery thanks to her love of flowers. It is therefore natural that she pursued studies at the ISIPCA of Versailles to become a perfumer and make her passion her profession. More than a vocation, for Emilie, it is the total immersion in a perfumed universe that captivates and nourishes her for her creations. His talent is a direct result of his joyful, open world and unconventional nature. His sense of exploration and his uninhibited approach to olfactory experiences, gives him the creation of fragrances for both men and women.
In 2012, the collaboration between The Different Company and Émilie Coppermann began: a new approach to Cologne was born. Complexity, density and lightness are associated with the codes of Cologne behind an immediate approach. Her compositions for The Different Company are full of freshness and poetry that resemble her.
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.