“De sa fourrure blonde et brune sort un parfum si doux, qu’un soir j’en fus embaumé, pour l’avoir caressée une fois, rien qu’une.” (From her blond and dark-haired fur comes a perfume so sweet, that one evening I fell under its spell, for petted it once, only once.)
– Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal (1857)
When it comes to establishing luxe, Paris is not only a poised barometer but also a creative playing field, at once ancestral and modern. Elegance is honed through a myriad of layers expertly combined to creatively enhance the wearer’s personality and social standing. Sartorial elegance isn’t solely placed on fitted garments, jewelry, furs and perfumes, it is equally engrained in curating a personal style, choosing what defines you to a “T”.
A perfume can play a key role in defining personal good taste. When it comes to luxury touches, the French term, parfum de fourrure (fur perfume), denotes an expensive researched scent that is perfected to be worn in colder weather with fur. The luxuriousness of a chic fur wrapping a delicate feminine frame is visually impactful; adding an equally tempting fragrant nod to the look elevates the elegance to subliminal heights.
Whereas fur embalms and protects the body from the environment, a perfume’s complexity is released through body heat; this complementary duality forms a great luxury combo. For that reason, “Oriental” perfumes – these striking, warm, spicy, amber smells often toped with castoreum – are recurrently preferred for the colder months.
Fur and perfume are so well acquainted that when the legendary furrier Révillon (currently in need of a super revamp) developed its perfumes, it took fur wear into consideration. Détchéma, its iconic signature smell (1953) paved the way for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium, today’s Tom Ford signature scents, etc.
Today Blackglama, the legendary fur label known for its luxury and sensuality, has developed four new fragrances to capture a woman’s unique spirit and mirror the delicious confidence she feels when she wears a Blackglama fur. The quartet of Blackglama scents evocatively named Mythic, Icon, Epic and Addiction are distinct compositions, each with a different mood, developed by skilled artisans of perfumery.
Some additional scents to consider:
Les Larmes de Thèbes, Baccarat / Hypnotic Poison, Christian Dior / Cuir Mauresque, Serge Lutens / Mon Parfum Chéri par Camille, Annick Goutal / Jasmin Rouge, Tom Ford / Feu d’Issey, Issey Miyake / Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s reserve Edition Prestige, Clinique / Original Musc Oil, Kiehl’s / Shalimar, Guerlain/ etc…