100 ml. / 3.4 fl oz:
January 1837, St. Petersburg, Russia.
On a frosty winter afternoon, a fiery gentleman finishes his toilette by dabbing on a preparation of Neroli and Violet. He draws down his cuffs, dons a heavy fur and strides out in polished leather boots. As he rides off on his sledge, the woody scent of Fir fills the air. Beyond the snow-laden trees, on a clearing bathed in amber light, his fateful duel awaits.
An ambery leather fragrance with main notes of:
Neroli, violet leaf, fir balsam and Russian leather accord.
Top notes– Neroli, aldehydes, iced vodka accord and birch leaves.
Heart notes– Violet leaf, orris, cognac and Russian leather accord.
Background notes– Fir balsam, birch tar, oak moss and animalic musk accord.
Developed with Yann Vasnier.
Taking you through the account of a fiery gentlemen’s duel in a forest outside St. Petersburg. A scent that travels, like a bullet in the air, from a cold exterior to a warm heart.
Leathery, sophisticated & warm.
Large 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz. bottle of the highest Italian quality with our signature ‘A’ engraved metal cap, as well as the newest technology for an invisible spray tube.
- Alexander Pushkin, the Great Russian author, was married to a great beauty named Natalie Gonchareva. Among her admirers was George d’Anthès, a young French officer. Their constant flirtation infuriated Pushkin and provoked the imminent duel. Wounded by d’Anthès, Pushkin perished two days later.
- Aleksandr takes you through the fateful day of the duel: from the gentleman’s toilette, through a sleigh-ride in the cold winter air and into the heady forests outside St. Petersburg…It travels, like a bullet in the air, from a cold shot of vodka to a warm fiery heart.
- In his novel Eugene Onegin, Pushkin described the dressing cabinet of a 19th century Russian gentleman filled with crystal perfume bottles, amber pipes from Turkey, silver grooming utensils and other costly merchandise from France and England.
– Trueman, John,“The Romantic Story of Scent”, Aldus/Jupiter Books, London, 1975.
– Genders, Roy, “Perfume through the Ages”, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1972.
– Pillivuyt, Ghislaine ,“Histoire Du Parfum – De L Égypte Au Xixe Siècle: Collection De La Parfumerie Fragonard” Denoël Editions, 1988.
– Classen, Constance, Howes, David & Synnott Anthony, “Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell”, London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.