Galway-based Cloon Keen Atelier, previously best-known for their scented candles and body care products, has launched three personal fragrances. Terre de L’Encens is new; Bataille de Fleurs and Castaña were introduced last year.
Terre de L’Encens (shown) ~ “Terre de L’Encens is an olfactory impression of the epic journey that stretched from Oman to the Ancient Empires. Through this trading route, nomads carried the most precious frankincense. On it’s path civilizations, emerged, flourished and then vanished into the desert. Incense hyperessence, suspended in a clear radiant ozonic top note, is at the heart of the composition. A salted mineral chord evokes grains of sand on the skin. Sultry refinement comes from iris concrete combined with a woody ciste-labdanum sensuality.”
Bataille de Fleurs ~ “Along the Promenade des Anglais overlooking the azur Mediteranean, the Bataille de Fleurs carnival has been celebrated every year since 1876. Here mimosa blossoms are thrown from flower adorned floats while the crowd battle for the precious bouquets. Inspired by this celebration Stéphanie Bakouche has translated this incomparable olfactory atmosphere into Bataille de Fleurs. It is a tribute to the unique and beautiful mimosa tree and has a deep round sensual, yet bright, note which is enhanced by a green aqueous freshness, creating the windswept atmosphere of being on the Côte d’Azur.
Castaña ~ “Inspired by a childhood memory of the mouthwatering aroma of street roasted chestnuts in Andalusia, Perfumer Delphine Thierry has captured this fleeting sensation and translated it into a sophisticated and signed perfume. The centre piece of this composition is an overdose of Haitian vetiver, which is traditionally a more masculine note. However, when combined with the super feminine and luxurious floral notes of cassia and jasmine absolute, an opulent nontraditional feminine perfume is created.”
Cloon Keen Atelier Terre de L’Encens, Bataille de Fleurs and Castaña are available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum. They can be purchased at Les Senteurs in London (£65), or directly from the Cloon Keen website.
(quotes via cloonkeen, additional information via lessenteurs)