Since the beginning of this year, when I discovered 1740 Marquis de Sade, the Parisian niche perfume house founded by Gerald Ghislain in 2000 has always convinced me due to an innovation that is regrettably left aside these days. Of course, I’m not pretending that I was able to sniff each and every one from Histoires de Parfums’ creations, but so far, a 100% of satisfaction from the three scents sampled so far speaks for itself. Therefore, it’s not accidental that Marquis de Sade will be my future acquisition (my ardent hope for the last month from the current year!).
From the same register, my most recent finding was a perfume developed (inevitably!) by Gerald Ghislain and introduced in October. As with other recent launches (remember Olivier Durbano’s Heliotrope?), thanks to my favorite niche perfumery boutique, in two weeks that followed its arrival on the market, I was already sniffing it. This new aroma is called Music-Hall, Le Parfum and is a unisex oriental woody, having one historical location from Paris as its source of inspiration. The Olympia, Music Hall represents the stage in which, since the opening in 1954, have performed huge names such as Édith Piaf, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and David Bowie.
As a fragrance destined to evoke glorious moments, Music-Hall, Le Parfum captivates you from the very beginning, thanks to its pleasant and aroma of citruses that induce a refreshing atmoshere. Then, as the scent evolves toward the center of the stage you will be able to detect some pungent notes of black pepper and saffron. For the grand finale, Mr. Ghislain has reserved the part for a fascinating blend of incense and patchouli. And speaking of my abiding passion for incense, this is one perfume that has a very interesting approach on the topic, coming close to my personal benchmark, Olibanum from Profumum.
As for the official listed notes, this goes like this: the top notes are composed of orange, bergamot, lemon and mandarin; the heart is made of black pepper, pink berries, saffron, rose, freesia, lilac and peony; while the base features accords of blond wood, patchouli, frankincense, styrax, suede, vanilla, chocolate, licorice, white musk. The flacon that holds the perfume is the signature bottle from Histoires de Parfums, decorated in a red and black color scheme.
I don’t want to influence your decision in making a purchase that will join your perfume wardrobe, however I feel compelled to a final remark: as far as I’m concerned, you should know that I included Music-Hall, Le Parfum in my “to buy” list.
Histoires de Parfums Music-Hall, Le Parfum Fragrance Details
- Music-Hall, Le Parfum by Histoires de Parfums is available in 60 and 120 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 10 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Perfumer: Gerald Ghislain
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual