Pays Dogon by Monsillage at Indigo Perfumery
Winner of the 2018 AFTEL AWARD FOR HANDMADE PERFUME by the Institute for Art and Olfaction! (Given to one outstanding small batch perfume that was 100% perfumer-created, in-house, with no use of outsourced compounding or expansion at any stage of the process.)
Isabelle describes her Pays Dogon inspiration:
"The memories of traveling in our memory often require but a small spark to revive. A music, a smell, a flavor, an emotion ... I see myself exploring this outside market at the foot of the cliff, admiring the beauty of these women wearing the indigo loincloth marked with horizontal lines evoking their marital status. I taste this scarlet juice half bitter, semi-sweet to the dried hibiscus flower. I feel the captive moisture of an arid land, the exoticism of a wood that is sculpted, the grain of a skin that is tending ... such is the olfactory scent of this perfume that wants to reflect my African memories: textured, raw and authentic.
Top Notes: Green oasis, Black pepper, Pink berries, Ginger
Heart Notes: Hibiscus flower
Base Notes: Guaiac wood, Cypriot, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Java Vetiver, Date
Family: Woody, Green, Spicy
50 ml. EdP spray, 7.5 ml. travel EdP spray, 1 ml. spray EdP sample
Perfumer: Isabelle Michaud
This scent makes me really impress , and emphasize that's why this one received the art & olfaction awards on 2018.