September 14, 2015
If you are a fan of Parfumerie Generale fragrances click your mouse. The man behind the brand, Pierre Guillaume is one of the most talented perfumers working today and is becoming an icon of modern perfumery. His skill is such that any fragrance he creates, whether gourmand, aquatic or animalic is always well blended, artistic and unconventional. Pierre is an independent industry. He owns Huitieme Art Parfums, Phaedon and introduced the Collection Crosiere, a reinvention of aquatics at Esxence in March 2015. A we have reported he is expanding the Collection Croisière with three new scents including Metal Hurlant which debuted at Pitti Fragranze 2015.
gratuitous shot of bare chested Steve McQueen in swim shorts on his Triumph
According to Pierre he was inspired by a “A motorcycle trip across the USA on the legendary Route 66. With Métal Hurlant (“Howling Metal”), ride a Harley at full throttle on an asphalt ribbon. The smell of glinting chromes, a fresh paint job, a steel bodywork and rubber tires blend with gasoline and leather, whipped by the hot Arizona wind… Born to be wild”
Metal Hurlant by Pierre Guillaume
Imagine a chrome decorated leather jacket, Ray Ban Aviators and denim shorts. Metal Hurlant starts in black and silver chrome. There’s no hint of sweetness, yet the fragrance is smooth and comfortable.
Another gratuitous shot of Steve McQueen the King of Cool
There is enough bad boy in the composition that will attract women and men to you like crazy. So spray with care, because you will be noticed.
Marlon Brando in The Wild One 1953 startef the whole bad boy Biker trend
Leather can be sueded, animalic , floral, even have spicy, or gourmand nuances in perfumery. Metal Hurlant is an animalic leather fragrance for those who like daring yet wearable scents. The emphasis is on wearable. I have to state that, I’m wearing Metal Hurlant in the middle of summer without any trouble.
Debbie Harry of Blondie 1979
It was so hot these past few weeks where I live in Turkey, that wearing a fragrance like Metal Hurlant should feel like a heavy leather jacket in 100 degree heat and feel oppressive, but it isn’t at all. For many, leather is usually associated with masculine, (think of Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, James Dean, Richard Roundtree as Shaft), then there is an unexpected turn in the road. A really sexy girl pulls up.
Nicolas Cage in the 2007 Movie Ghost Rider
As you head towards to middle phase, plastic floral like lilac joins the ride. On skin, Metal Hurlant has something even more to offer… The sexy girl transforms into Ghost Rider riding his motorcycle through the flames!
The base notes evolve into a near skin scent, velvet and musky. Metal Hurlant is a perfect example that it is the artistry of the perfumer not just the ingredients. Pierre Guillaume’s latest creation has pretty common notes but it is so brilliantly blended that the effect is totally distinctive and original. The longevity and sillage is moderate and can be worn all day to work as well as to parties.
Berkan’s Collection Crosiere bottles
I stopped taking marketing copy seriously years ago, they often mislead. Pierre Guillaume is not one to deceive. He has too much integrity. Metal Hurlant is indeed like “riding a Harley at full throttle on an asphalt ribbon. The smell of glinting chromes, a fresh paint job, a steel bodywork and rubber tires blend with gasoline and leather”; finally truth in advertising.
Disclosure: I received Metal Hurlant for review; opinions my own
–Berkan Basoglu, Contributor and author of gurmekokular.com You can follow CaFleureBon on instagram @cafleurebon and Berkan Basoglu @gurmekokular
Art Direction and Translation: Michelyn
Thanks to Pierre Guillaume we have a 50 ml bottle of Metal Hurlant for a registered reader worldwide. To be eligible, please leave a comment with why you want to try Metal Hurlant, your favorite leather wearing movie star, singer or actor(male or female), if you have a favorite fragrance from Pierre Guillaume and where you live. Draw closes 9/17/2015
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