Ganymede by Marc-Antoine Barrois at Indigo Perfumery
Composed by perfumer Quentin Bisch, Ganymede once again makes use of the suede-leathery notes that had made B683 a beautiful classic. This time though, the artists emancipated from traditional codes to take us somewhere else, towards a luminous and fluid elegance.
The leather notes become softer, gaining lightness and gentleness in contact with the fragrance of violet. The mandarin smell brings its full vivacity and its acidic essence. The latter gives the tone and verticality of the fragrance from the very start. Yet opposing it, the immortelle is its counterpoint and raises the scented harmony with its double-sided fragrance, at times mineral, at other times salty.
The entire composition plays with contrasts and oppositions.
Top Notes: Mandarin, Saffron
Heart Notes: Violet, Chinese Osmanthus
Base notes: Immortelle absolute, Akigalawood
Perfumer: Quentin Bisch
100 ml. EdP (25%) spray and 1 ml. glass spray sample
Family: Leather, Woody, Spicy
NOTE FROM MARC-ANTOINE BARROIS:
Ganymede is not only a perfume with a good smell, which lasts on the skin and offers an intriguing trail. It is also a good perfume. Indeed, its natural stability has allowed us to avoid butylated hydroxytoluene. BHT has often been criticized but is still very often used as a preservative for perfumes and cosmetics.
The choice of many of the natural essences and the decision to bring the perfume concentration to 25% gave it a beautiful light gold hue. The color may evolve over the time but has needed no colorant nor UV protection filters.
As we are concerned about helping to reduce our exposure to chemical compounds that are suspected of disrupting our health, we have simplified the composition of this second perfume to use only perfumed concentrate in denatured alcohol.
I've tried so many fragrances over the past year and although I've purchased a few I really like, this is the first where I've felt it could be "the one." I get woody spice with a peppery finish (must be the mandarin) as well as suede. I wear this to work and in the evening. Its gloriously rich and expensive smelling as well as extremely sophisticated and elegant. I feel like this could be a new classic, and although slated unisex, I find its a wonderful scent for a confident, mature woman. Well done!