Next month, L'Artisan Parfumeur will introduce a new home perfume diffuser system, Chez Moi:
The new technique, a piezoelectric heat-free system, fragments the perfume molecules into microdroplets, and propels them in soft, sensual waves into the atmosphere of the room. [...] Olfactory fidelity is total, since the simultaneous cold diffusion of all the notes keeps intact the sumptuous complexity of the perfume. Regulated by a microprocessor, the olfactory atmosphere is of a completely astonishing subtlety. “Floating” through the air in lingering doses, the perfumed waves gently rhythm the space and the hours.
The fragrance itself is dispensed from a black glass bead (see image above); each bead holds enough scent to perfume a room for approximately 10 hours. You can turn the diffuser on and off, but you'll need to clean it before switching scents (a “rinsing” bead is included). Initially, there will be five fragrances available:
Mûre Sauvage fills the home with the souvenir of delicious promenades, sweet, tangy berries that melt in the mouth, the aroma of baked pastries and jam that delight both young and old.
Intérieur Figuier is a gentle summer breeze filtering through half-closed shutters, the coolness of a siesta under the fig tree, a light puff of wind evocative of suave summer serenity.
Mimosa Marin is a shrub of yellow blossom trembling with the nostalgia of the summer’s warmth, against a crisp, clear blue winter sky on the Riviera. A sea breeze playfully meandering through your dreams, evoking the promise of joyful memories.
L’Ambre is an invitation to linger languorously in the comfort of plump cushions or on the sofa, dreaming, carried away by the magic of a fragrant aura charged with mystery.
Cèdre Bleu evokes the warm, woody, resinous scent of a Mediterranean forest where the umbrella pines and blue cedars majestically rub shoulders, deploying their bluish shade streaked with the sun’s rays. The ashen earth is covered with pine cones and their harvest of scattered grey pine nuts.
The L'Artisan Chez Moi perfume diffuser runs on AA batteries. The cost for the unit is £150, and includes one Cèdre Bleu bead. Additional beads are £12 each or £30 for an assortment of three. A limited edition set of all five fragrance beads will be £50. (via press release from L'Artisan)
Update: the Chez Moi units are now available for sale in the United States. Prices: Chez Moi diffuser with one bead ($250), individual beads ($20), set of 3 beads ($50), set of 5 beads ($75).