A subtle and perfect balance between two perfumery traditions, the Latin Orientals combine the sophisticated discretion, finesse of the French floral tradition with the power and opulence of the oriental culture, a fertile source of inspiration, where spices, wood, resins and balmy notes recall culinary habits and ways of perfuming.
Perfume, one of the first forms of luxury
The Occident first encountered the Orient through trade, and discovered that their expertise in perfumery had been elevated to an Art. Between the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, especially around the 18th century, customs evolved.
The Europeans, fascinated by the art of fragrance, began to create lighter, fresher scents with dominant yet subtle floral notes, very distinct from the heady oriental perfumes.
The story of an encounter
The Collection is a daydream where one can stroll around the harmonies and vibrations of colours and perfumes of an oriental garden, or choose to breathe under the starry nights of Paris or the desert. Mysterious, delicate, powerful but always subtle, these perfumes represent the ultimate poetry and ultimate feminine and masculine sensuality, the perfect marriage between Orient and Occident. The Latin Orientals come in 12 Eaux de Parfum, each in three sizes. They are rich in messages and symbols, making them unique and precious.
A collection full of secrets
The warm, orange-hued colours of oriental spices surround the delicate mashrabiya lattice weave of the doors drawn on the boxes, alternating with black, depending on whether it is a perfume for men or for women. The lock at the top expresses mystery, temptation and a forbidden world. The finely crafted key, tied around the neck of the bottle, lies on transparent glass, opening the doors to a world of delights and pleasures. The Roman numerals intrigue: from I to VI, they represent a secret, a semblance of mystery...
What will be your secret? The bottle’s feminine curves evoke the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade and Aida, while the men’s bottle, refined and distinguished, expresses strength and determination.
José Eisenberg chose raw materials that give his perfumes an opulent, persistent note, all tempered by lighter notes of French perfumery tradition:
From Rose, the Queen of Flowers, or Jasmine, the King of the Night; to spices such as Cardamom, Pink Pepper, Saffron, Cumin or even Pepper, to Oud wood, Sandalwood, Cedar, Patchouli and Palisander wood; not to mention resins and balmy notes brought by the Labdanum, the Frankincense, the Myrrh, the Benzoin, the Amber, as well as soft and velvety Musk notes.
Long-lasting, the Latin Orientals mark the personality and the trail of those who will set out to discover the secret they will make theirs.