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Grisette - Eau de Parfum by Lubin Paris
Familiar figures in the streets of 19th century Paris, grisettes were the youthful, fresh‑faced girls who worked in the capital’s sewing workshops. They were full of joie de vivre and wore grey calico frocks that gave them their nickname.
On sunny days, when the workshop bell rang, they would rush off in pursuit of adventure in the bars of Montmartre and the guinguettes on the Marne, where they would dance to the strains of the accordion. These fun-loving creatures paired up with the bohemian students in the Latin Quarter, and provided the inspiration for the artists at Montmartre, becoming the heroines of paintings by Renoir and Manet.
Sensitive souls, they’d often fall in love. Flirtatious, they knew how to turn the heads of both young aristocratic dandies and ribald old men.
The grisettes of the Belle Epoque ignored the moral constraints of the century, bringing a risqué charm to the formidable effervescence of an emerging new era.
It is a classical composition with top notes of an armful of freshly cut roses. For the first time for decades, we are using an alcolate obtained by macerating rose concrete. This preserves the most volatile notes that mingle with hints of grapefruit to give a green sensation of fresh roses. Grisette then wraps one up in powdery, woody, and spicy notes before leaving a trail of amber and vanilla.
Olfactory Family: Oriental Floral
Head note: Citrus, Grapefruit und Bergamot combined with maroccan and bulgarian rose concrete
Heart note: Iris, Incense
Base note: Cedarwood, Musk, Ambra, Vanilla Absolue
Perfumer: Thomas Fontaine