Parfums de la Bastide is a new French niche house founded by two former Annick Goutal executives. The five fragrances — Ardent, Eclatant, Exquise, Insolite and Insouciante — were inspired by the region of Provence.
Ardent (shown) ~ "Ardent is composed around a cedar note, evoking the warmth and strength of a majestic conifer. Nutmeg and cumin reveal its spicy character while vanilla and sandalwood usher elegance and delicacy in its wake." Additional notes include cardamom and cypress.
Éclatant ~ "Eclatant evokes the freshness of a tangy lemon, worked around bright notes and tonics which radiate out of all their glory and then become rounded in a sweet and subtle harmony." Additional notes include citron, basil, verbena, mint, cedar, rosewood and white musk.
Exquise ~ "Exquise reveals a subtle balance between the juicy and fruity sensations of a fresh fig and the smell of fig leaf, while gradually giving way to a wooded greedy depth." Additional notes include tangerine peel, cassis, peach tree leaves, davana and vanilla.
Insolite ~ "Insolite is a refreshing lavender water, with developed woody undertones that give it depth and texture. A touch of violet reveals its mineral facet, as a unexpected signature." Additional notes include cedrat, tangerine, violet, bergamot, vetiver and tonka bean.
Insouciante ~ "Insouciante is a breeze of freshly harvested delicate rose petals. Enlightened by pink berries and cassis, this combination of bubbling notes makes the perfume as light and cheerful as a glass of pink champagne." Additional notes include tangerine peel, blood orange, black pepper, jasmine, sandalwood and patchouli.
Parfums de la Bastide Ardent, Eclatant, Exquise, Insolite and Insouciante are available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, €125 each.