Cloon Keen Sybarite ~ new fragrance

Cloon Keen Sybarite

Galway-based Cloon Keen Atelier has launched Sybarite, the brand's fifth fragrance. Lune de Givre launched earlier this year.

"...a person devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and the enjoyment of luxury; a sensualist."

Cloon Keen's new scent revels in a feast of costly oils which have delighted lovers of exquisite perfume for centuries.

An exotic blend of incense and bergamot provides an unusual head accord before the fragrance swells like music into a full-blown heart of jasmine, Bulgarian rose and an aromatic billow of sandalwood. The complex base is semi-oriental with a combination of amber, spicy patchouli, musk and dry sweet cedar. A wonderfully ample perfume, with a powderiness and tranquillity which is irresistible. An ode to the art of perfecting oneself; a stylish sophisticated indulgence.

Cloon Keen Atelier Sybarite is available now at Les Senteurs in the UK, £65 for 50 ml Eau de Parfum.

(via lessenteurs)

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  1. nozknoz says:

    I have become very resistant to new or obscure (to me) niche brands due to general overload, but I suddenly became curious about this brand yesterday, when I was reading through Luca Turin’s twitter account. Someone asked if Stéphanie Bakouche had done anything equal to Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare, and he noted that he would soon be reviewing her Cloon Keen Bataille des Fleurs. I found a some interesting reviews of their Castaña. It looks like samples are available on Les Senteurs. I wonder if they ship to the U.S. We’ll see if curiousity overcomes winter inertia! ;-)

    • Robin says:

      I heard good things about another one, I think the Terre de Encens. But the pull of winter inertia is strong indeed.

      • nozknoz says:

        That one sounds great, actually!

  2. Marjorie Rose says:

    I like the name Sybarite for a perfume–seems to be asking for us bookish perfumistas to give approval. Someone here on NST used the term “sybaritic” in contrast to hedonistic describing a passion for perfume and other sensual pleasures, and after I looked it up in my dictionary, it’s become one of my favorite descriptors! Anyway, I want such a scent to be really lush, full and fabulous. No clue if this would be it, but I support the idea!

    • Robin says:

      So interesting! I think of both words as having negative connotations….but sybaritic worse than hedonistic. Wonder if their usage has changed over the years.

      • Marjorie Rose says:

        Since it was a new word to me, I am ignorant of general connotations. I am ok with hedonistic–I don’t feel guilty about seeking pleasurable experiences! I met a perfumista fella who preferred the term “sensualist,” but I feel like I have to clarify that it includes nonsexual connotations, so I’ve avoided that term. I guess this is a long way of saying I have no idea, and perhaps ignorance is bliss! :)

  3. Mary says:

    I sent an email to Cloon Keen but they don’t ship samples nor perfume, so now I contacted les Senteurs in Londen if they are willing to send samples to the Netherlands. Also a daughter of a friend of mine, who lives in London for a while has been asked to visit les Senteurs. But having to do so much effort to be able to smell their perfumes makes it a slight bit difficult, am I wrong???

    • Robin says:

      Not unusual for a small brand, but I know the annoyance well…I’d like to try them too and haven’t been able to snag samples.

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