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Poivre Piquant

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Created by Bertrand Duchaufour as one of the three "Les Epices de la Passion" series for L’Artisan, it is described on their website as being “inspired by a wedding story in the Kama Sutra. Sugar and pepper were sprinkled on the bride’s wedding veil. Sugar for the sweetness of life, pepper for the sparkling joy (and sensuality!) to come.”

Sweet and spicy – sounds like a recipe for a happy marriage of opposites to me.

Poivre Piquant translates as ‘hot pepper’ and a white pepper note is right at the opening. Wow! What a way to make an entrance! The white pepper is packing heat - and an exotic spicy presence along with a mustiness that white pepper often has in perfume. Soon, sweet creamy milk comes forward, its sweetness heightened by a touch of honey. The sweetness steers it to gourmand, but before it gets there, a gentle note of anise appears, adding hint of green bitterness and echoing the spiciness of the pepper. As it blooms, a floral accord of peony/rose appears and softens the spiciness and the sweetness, making the scent cooler and more refined at the drydown.

In Poivre Piquant, Bertrand Duchaufour has brought together the opposites of hot/cool, sweet/spicy, passionate/tender to create an entrancing fragrance that beckons to be worn any time of the year – like right now.

Notes: white pepper, milk, honey, anise, peony

Type: EdT

Parfumeur: Bertrand Duchaufour


Price: $5.00