June 21, 2018
Photo by Gian Luca Perris©
3x Art and Olfaction Finalist in the Independent Category, Perris Monte Carlo is known for their transportive scents of place and olfactive journeys. Gian Luca Perris who is the creative director and sometimes perfumer for the brand takes a raw ingredient and uncovers every facet. Found within the Pacific Islands, the sandalwood in Perris Monte Carlo Santal du Pacifique takes you on an adventure to uncharted territories to the south of the Tropic of Cancer (today the sun is over the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the first day of summer), in between Asia and Oceania. The use of sandalwood was popularized in the Indian regions. Frequently used during religious rituals and funerals a millenia ago and even today sandalwood is burned as incense and is a precious prime material in the perfumery world.
Photo by Gian Luca Perris of Sandalwood Tree©
With the popularity arising, it is now seen as close to extinction and is now protected in India. It is nearly impossible to find natural Sandalwood essence, one can only find minor essential oils. “My inspiration is always the discovery of a raw material with unique characteristics. My brief to Robertet perfumer Mathieu Nadin was to use this sandalwood in Perris Monte Carlo Santal du Pacifique respecting it at the maximum with a minimalistic formula. Our sandalwood is sourced with giving back to the environment. For every sandalwood cut, another 50 is planted.”-Gian Luca Perris
Roberto Greco Photography for Perris Monte Carlo©
Perris Monte Carlo Santal du Pacifique is reviewed by Sr. Contributor Sebastian Jara of Smelling Great who goes on the record that it is among the best sandalwood perfume he has smelled.-Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
Perris Monte Carlo Santal du Pacifique photo by Sebastian©
Thanks to Perris Monte Carlo we have a draw for a 100 ml bottle of Santal du Pacifique EDP for a registered CafleureBon reader Smelling Great subscriber in the USA, EU or Canada (if you are not sure if you are registered click here (you must register on our site or your entry will be invalid). To be eligible please leave a comment ON THIS SITE with what you enjoyed about Sebastian’s YouTube review, if you are familiar with Perris Monte Carlo and where you live. Do you like your sandalwood fragrances creamy or woody. Draw closes 6/25/2018. You can follow us @cafleurebon @lookfeelsmellgreat and @perrismontecarlo on Instagram.
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