L’Artisan Parfumeur will introduce the Mon Numéro collection in June. The eight fragrances are variations of the semi-bespoke Mon Numero scents that debuted in 2009, and all were developed by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. Each scent will be exclusive to a particular retailer or L’Artisan boutique, but the collection will also be available online.
Mon Numéro 1 ~ “A prelude to the collection, imbued with a gentle poetry, Mon Numéro 1 fills the heart with a lightness of being. Like our emblematic fragrance Mûre et Musc, this bold, seductive, irresistibly indulgent blend of pear and mimosa conceals its hand behind an air of mischief. Mon Numéro 1, with its naughty, mischievous mood, is like your first perfume, fresh and delicate as a dress blowing in a spring breeze.”
Mon Numéro 3 ~ “A number capturing the spirit of young adults: full of life, passion and character. The effervescence of youth is evoked by a resounding, intoxicating top note that recalls an alcoholic drink, but also the virile, sober, sensual side of vetiver, for a man (or indeed woman) of refined tastes. Mon Numéro 3, with its spirited mood, is a supremely elegant charmer.”
Mon Numéro 4 ~ “A fog of memories, expressed through an unexpected contrast. A return to the past, where we rediscover the familiar perfume of barbers’ shops. Traditional lavender rubs against intoxicating leather. Mon Numéro 4, with its classic, nonchalant mood, has that reassuring je ne sais quoi, … like a well-tailored suit.”
Mon Numéro 6 ~ “Inspired by our travels: evoking sensations of rebirth in which the first drops of rain give life back to the earth. Planet Earth – with all its sublime and powerful richness. An unusual, lucid harmony between green, fruity, watery, floral and woody notes. Mon Numéro 6 has a dreamy, leafy mood, imagine yourself barefoot on the ground in the midst of a monsoon.”
Mon Numéro 7 ~ The journey continues with a visit deep inside an Indian temple. A necklace of tuberose and jasmine around your neck, a chai tea in your hand and a whiff of spices in the air. Mon Numéro 7, with its exuberant mood, is a fantasy in which colours, movements, textures and sacred odours swirl and merge, like a colourful sari.
Mon Numéro 8 ~ “Paying homage to a great classic of French perfumery, this enveloping scent has sweet, maternal tones, in which sublime iris is elegantly reassuring. A voluptuous cloud of powder to wear without restraint. Supremely chic. Mon Numéro 8, with its luxurious mood, is like a cashmere stole draped over the bare shoulders of a lady one evening at the opera.”
Mon Numéro 9 ~ “Awaken your senses with an energising burst of freshness, in a modern interpretation of the famous Cologne. A classic top note: zesty, green and slightly tangy, it will leave you feeling uplifted, before catching you unawares with a contrast sustained first by shiso leaf, then by resinous notes that bring a sharp sophistication. Mon Numéro 9, with its festive mood, is like a vision of summer, in flip-flops and a white t-shirt in bright sunlight, a refreshing cocktail in hand.”
Mon Numéro 10 ~ “This last act will be explosive. After our travels, secret tributes and other sensual pleasures, this perfume is an explosion of warm, enveloping notes. Quite simply addictive. A heady, memorable ode to a highly sought-after note of oriental perfumes. Mon Numéro 10, with its eccentric, piercing mood, is like an evening gown that turns heads all on its own.”
The L’Artisan Parfumeur Mon Numéro fragrances will be available in 100 ml, 115€ each. (via press release)