Perfumer Mark Buxton has launched his own line of fragrances:
One of the sharpest "noses" ever. Author of fragrances for Givenchy, Versace, Paco Rabanne, Burberry, Salvador Dali, Cartier, Chopard, Ferre. One of the brilliant pages of his perfumer career concerns his companionship of many years with Comme des Garcons. Mark's personal testament has always been "Simplicity is the ultimate degree of luxury". This credo is incarnated in his works as well as in his life. Mark has various interests apart from perfumery: English painting, antiques and gastronomy.
The line debuts with seven fragrances:
Nameless ~ "Sitting on a terrace at the lake of Come. Watching the boats sail in and out of the harbour, especially "Riva's"; wood and water." With notes of mandarin, cardamom, orange flower, lavender, cinnamon, coffee, clove, jasmine, amber, ciste, wood, guaiac, patchouli, cedarwood and benzoin.
Wood & Absinth ~ "The contrast between 2 very different natural products : wormwood and vetiver like a love or hate relationship. If you find the right balance they are in perfect harmony." With notes of citrus, orange, clary sage, anise, jasmine, rosewood, wood and vetiver.
Black Angel ~ "An English man in New York." With notes of citrus, bergamot, mandarin, orange, rosemary, ginger, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, jasmine, lily of the valley, orris, styrax, guaiac and patchouli.
Hot Leather (shown at right) ~ "An evening at the Moulin Rouge!" With notes of
pepper, geranium, camomile, jasmine, styrax, patchouli, ciste and cedarwood.[Updated from new version on website: citrus, bergamot, coriander, mandarine, orris, jasmine, patchouli, cedarwood and vanilla]
English Breakfast ~ "It's 7 in the morning. An English man in Japan sitting in the Shinkansen is going to Kyoto. What does he do at this time? He opens his sushi/sashimi box for breakfast." With notes of bergamot, orange, pepper, ginger, coriander, geranium, galbanum, calendula, jasmine, rosewood, gardenia, patchouli, vetiver, labdanum, fir, cedarwood and benzoin.
Around Midnight ~ "A jazz club in the heart of Paris!" With notes of pepper, geranium, camomile, jasmine, styrax, patchouli, ciste and cedarwood. [
Note that these are the same notes as for Hot Leather, and I assume one or the other is a mistake.]
Sounds & Visions ~ "Dancing in a cedar forest on a warm and sunny day!" With notes of bergamot, mandarin, pepper, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, rose, jasmine, rosewood, patchouli, guaiac, cedarwood and sandalwood.