Jovoy Paris, a perfume house originally founded in 1923, has been resurrected by new owners and debuted in France last year with Les 7 Parfums Capitaux, seven new fragrances representing the main fragrance family classifications: Hespéridé, Fougère, Chypre, Marine, Poudré, Oriental and Boisé.
Hespéridé ~ the citrus family, with notes of mandarine, citron, bergamot, jasmine, violet, cedar, vetiver and white musk. Developed by perfumer Daniel Moliere.
Fougère ~ the fern family, with notes of basil, citron vert, pineapple, geranium, neroli, sandalwood, tonka bean and moss. Developed by perfumer Jerome Epinette.
Chypre ~ the chypre family, with notes of rose, peony, jasmine, lily of the valley, honey, amber, vetiver and patchouli. Developed by perfumer Amandine Marie.
Marine ~ the marine family, with notes of pepper, pear, grapefruit, apple, watermelon, cedar and musk. Developed by perfumer Richard Ibanez.
Poudré ~ the powder family, with notes of mimosa, almond, violet, iris, rose, vanilla and cedar. Developed by perfumer Jerome Epinette.
Oriental ~ the oriental family, with notes of pink pepper, bergamot, peach, rose, vanilla, cedar and amber. Developed by perfumer Amandine Marie.
Boisé ~ the woods family, with notes of freesia, cumin, red cedar, violet, sandalwood, musk and palisander wood. Developed by perfumer Amandine Marie.
The packaging: a “1930s Perlinette-inspired flacon with a pearl-shaped actuator and presented in cylindrical cases covered with Pellaq leather”.
The Jovoy Paris Les 7 Parfums Capitaux scents are available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette for €65, or in a coffret of all seven for €350. (quote via cosmeticsint.co.uk, additional information via jovoyparis, cosmetiquemag)