June 6, 2017
Photo: Amouroud launch party at Osswald NYC display photo by Hernando for CaFleureBon
In February 2016, I attended Elements Showcase and scouted a new brand called Amouroud. While I have little “amour” for Oud in general, I was impressed by the perfumes, (especially the three without oud). The line was formerly introduced chez Osswald,the luxe perfume and beauty boutique in Soho, at a gala event, May 18, 2017. According to Josie Plumey, Fragrance Director of OsswaldNYC, Amouroud is owned by The Perfumer’s Workshop. She told me, “The Perfumer’s Workshop has a storied history – I’m sure most perfumistas have worn Tea Rose at some point in their lives! Amouroud is the next logical step from the brand’s history of custom-blending and in-depth client interaction. The line is a balance between typically ‘dark’ notes and brighter notes and accords… not only about oud”.
Famous Absinthe Drinkers: Absinthe Drinkers Oscar Wilde, Van Gogh, Arthur Rimbaud, Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Manson, The Absinthe Drinker by Edouard Manet, Green Muse by Albert Maignan, Angel Fernández de Soto with Absinthe by Pablo Picasso, and 'Monsieur Boileau Au Café' by Henri Tolouse Lautrec
One of my favorites from the line is Santale des Indes, which is also the favorite of Sr. Contributor Sebastian Jara of the YouTube Channel Looking Feeling Smelling Great, and founder of a popular Facebook Group. His review of this beautifully composed creation with creamy Mysore sandalwood, incense and an surprisingly bright and addictive absinthe note.
For more on the history of Absinthe: read Elise’s history of Absinthe in perfumes and its use as a hallucinogenic here –Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
Disclosure: Sebastian received samples and a bottle of Santal des Indes courtesy of OsswaldNYC, I received my samples from Amouroud in 2016.
Amouroud Santal des Indes photo by Sebastian for CaFleureBon
Thanks to Amouroud and OsswaldNYC, we have a 100 ml bottle ($200) of Santal des Indes for a registered CafleureBon reader and Looking Feeling Smelling Great subscriber in the USA (if you are not sure if you are registered click here (you must register on our site or your entry will be invalid).
Amouroud Discovery set of 6 x5ml spray perfumes: photo by Josie Plumey
We also have a 6 x5ml discovery kit courtesy of Osswald of Midnight Rose, Dark Orchid, Santal des Indes,Miel Sauvage (Josie’s favorite), Oud de Jour and Safran Rare.
So there are two USA ONLY winners.
To be eligible please leave a comment ON THIS SITE with what you enjoyed about Sebastian’s YouTube fragrance review, if you want the discovery kit or the bottle of Santale des Indes. Draw closes 6/10/ 2016. You can follow us @cafleurebon @lookfeelsmellgreat on Instagram. Check out @osswaldnyc and @amouroud as well
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