The Different Company Aurore Nomade ~ new fragrance

The Different Company Aurore Nomade

French niche line The Different Company has launched Aurore Nomade, a new fragrance in their  “Collection Excessive” series (see Oud Shamash, Oud For Love).

We are on an heavenly island in the middle of the Ocean. It’s seven AM and the first light of dawn illuminates this celestial landscape. The sand is already warm, the nature offers us its delicious and complex scents while the sun continues its inexorable rise in a clear blue sky. This is where Aurore Nomade takes you at a glance, a deep, solar and floral fragrance.

Aurore Nomade is a woody oriental developed by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour; notes feature banana flower, star fruit, cinnamon, marine notes, nutmeg, rum, davana, ylang ylang, geranium, clove, frangipani, indol, immortelle, sandalwood, amber, vanilla and musk.

The Different Company Aurore Nomade is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum, €160.

(via thedifferentcompany)

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  1. Erin says:

    Well, that sounds wild! (And Duchaufour again!) Excessive is right. I can’t imagine how it’s going to smell: star fruit, clove and cinnamon, marine notes, davana, geranium, amber, immortelle?! Seems sort of like a hot mess. I have sort of lost track of Different Comapny, but Imust try it. I have a weakness for hot messes. It sounds almost like something Jean Michel Duriez could pull off, but Duchaofour with these notes is a surprise.

    Does banana flower smell like the fruit, by the way? (There are about three scents supposedly with “banana wood/bark” and they just smell like the fruit…)

    • Robin says:

      I have no idea what banana flower smells like (and I would have guessed the same: it will smell like banana — sort of doubt anyone REALLY distills banana flower?? but maybe they do), and agree, sounds like a potential hot mess but obviously hard to say, not having smelled it. It’s been a good long time since I’ve liked something by TDC, but didn’t try either the ouds.

      • euse says:

        that’s the thing, since when niche perfumes go for “mermaid breath”-like marketing nonsense? especially TDC ?

        also, I find the price way to expensive. I have the impression that niche companies are just testing the audience’s limit with higher and higher prices again. Unless this perfume is 50% rum extrait, this pricing is outragous!

  2. Joe says:

    I still have a fondness for TDC in my heart, but I haven’t tried any of their recent creations — for a couple years it seems. The prices keep creeping up too. I’m still interested in trying that Pure Virgin/Pure eVe scent one of these days.

    This doesn’t interest me much at all — the rum & davana notes by Duchaufour immediately made me think of his Frapin 1697, which really rubbed me the wrong way for some reason.

    • Robin says:

      You know, I do too…it’s sort of amazing how long fondness for a brand can outlast actual interest in their fragrances!

      (Also admit that as much as I like BD, I’m all BDed out. Really wish he would slow the heck down)

  3. VanMorrisonFan says:

    I don’t want a fragrance that reminds me of 7 AM on a beautiful island…I want a fragrance that reminds me of 9 or 10AM and someone is bringing me breakfast in bed with some great French Roast coffee….for crying out loud…7 AM? The other option is maybe 11 PM with a double shot of bourbon over ice. Replicate that smell and you’ve got yourself a sale.

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    • Sujaan says:

      7am should smell like an ocean breeze on crisp hotel sheets.

  4. NinaraPoll says:

    The notes on this are so much of a mishmash that I *want* to try this, just to see if it’s a mess.


  5. Merlin says:

    I like the name ‘Collection Excessive’, but it sounds to me more like price excessive…

  6. Omega says:

    I haven’t tried anything by TDC, but plan to try Jasmin De Nuit..the notes sound up my alley!

  7. C.H. says:

    Chiming in later to say I kind of liked this! It’s not something I’d wear regularly enough to justify the price, but it was an interesting fragrance, I thought–instead of the coconut and/or sunscreen take on “tropical island”, it really did smell more like being in a space with living plants and flowers, whether jungle or greenhouse, a bit humid, with some things just now blooming and others rotting–or, a very gentle, rotting-as-reconceived-by-perfume, I don’t want to oversell this as weirder than it is. Distinctive but very wearable, summer-compatible even.

    Oh and FWIW, I didn’t get a lot of banana from it…

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