Aedes de Venustas



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The composition of AEDES DE VENUSTAS SIGNATURE Eau de Parfum is a world unto itself: there is no trace of the traditional olfactory pyramid. Instead, the construction is baroque but futuristic; a round, luxurious and voluptuous work. Duchaufour describes perfume as "a game of supports", an unlikely architecture whereby ephemeral green rhubarb increases over time as a dark and resinous chypre accord of incense and chypre recedes, becoming more abstract. This interaction between freshness and depth is the axis around which the fragrance revolves, just like the wearer, who emanates his memorable sillage.

In addition to rhubarb and incense, notes include tomato leaf, red currant, honeysuckle, vetiver and hazelnut. Duchaufour personally procures many of the raw materials, traveling around the world to work with farmers on sustainable and fair trade compliant practices. In SIGNATURE, vetiver was bought by him from Madagascar.


by Bertrand Duchaufour