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By Zahra Al-Kateb | August 1 2014
Distinctive and creative, Fragrance Du Bois is set to change the face of the perfume shopping experience, by guiding individuals on their own personal journey. Du Bois will assist the client in discovering the perfect fragrance that resonates with who they are and how they see themselves, and can even customize a signature scent by creating a perfume that is singular to the individual.
“Fragrance is unique to each person, and we like to get to know more about our clients to better guide them to a scent that suits their personality. when people think of Du Bois, they think of something different, they think of personal luxury,” says Nicola Parker, Brand Director of Du Bois.
Designed to immerse in the experience of a small perfumery, the Du Bois concept boutique enables clients to become immediately acquainted with the range of fragrances in the Du Bois collection. recreating the atmosphere and the ambience of a Paris salon, the boutique’s gold furnishings are inspired by the grandeur of classical French design, while polished black elements add modernity to the interior.
the boutique’s central feature is a scene table resplendent with cloches immersed in a Du Bois fragrance, offering a novel, interactive and experimental way of sampling perfume. All the notes of a fragrance come through in the cloche, as opposed to detecting only the top notes when a fragrance is applied to a paper strip.
This intriguing glimpse stimulates the senses and opens the door to the world of Fragrance Du Bois.
The art of bespoke
To engage in the complete Du Bois experience, the next step is a personal consultation with one of our trained perfume specialists. Du Bois’ unique method of personal fragrance profiling involves delving into the theory of moods and colours to find just the right scent for the client.
True to the art of bespoke perfumery, the fragrance can be further tweaked to obtain exactly what the individual is looking for.
For the ultimate customised fragrance, Du Bois can arrange to have one of their French Master Perfumers to create a fully bespoke scent at the suite. Du Bois also plans to hold events with perfumers, as they explain and conduct fragrance profiling as well as perfume workshops.
Those who appreciate the finer things in life also have the option of taking their fragrance journey to new heights, at the luxurious Bastide Du Bois, in Grasse, on France’s famous Cote d’Azur.
The Bastide is an elegant, sprawling country house where clients can have their bespoke consultation with a Master Perfumer while sampling vintage Champagne, basking by the pool or enjoying the fabulous views of the countryside in the South of France.
The fully bespoke process can take anything from three to six months, depending on the client and the perfumer.
Fragrance Du Bois carries a signature Shades Du Bois collection of eight scents inspired by moods and colors, where the more exclusive Prive collection boasts fragrances using some of the most exquisite and rare ingredients in the world.
Central to all Du Bois creations is the 100% pure, natural Oud oil – supplied exclusively by Asia Plantation Capital from their sustainable plantations – which gives each fragrance its unique character. Oud, which comes from the Southeast Asian Aquilaria tree, is extracted from the infected resin of the tree, and is commonly known as gaharu or agarwood.
(Source: Fragrance Du Bois)