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Cocktail time, March 1930, London.
A group of architects gather for cocktails at Mayfair’s smartest Art Deco smoking room. As they settle in the warm interior of dark woods, leather and velvet, London’s bright young things burst in, frosted martinis in hand, surrounded by a cloud of laughter, white smoke and fine vanilla.
A woody amber fragrance with main notes of:
Juniper berry oil, angelica root, lemon peel oil, bitter Orange, pepper wood, guaiac wood, oak wood, vanilla absolute and amber.
Top notes– Juniper berry oil, angelica root, bitter orange, lemon sfumatrice, Italian bergamot, French clary sage, lavender.
Heart notes– Pink peppercorn, pepper wood, cardamom seed oil and absolute, coriander seed oil, nutmeg oil, black currant buds absolute, iris absolute.
Background notes– Wood from Paraguay, oakwood extract, cedar wood, cypriol oil
Haitian vetiver, vanilla absolute, ambermax and ambrettolide.
Developed with Yann Vasnier.
A comforting, smoky vanilla with an amber woody base and an cool dry gin opening.
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.
- The Architects Club was inspired upon reading the story of Claridge’s renovation in the late 1920’s by two famous Art Deco architects, Oswald Milne and Basil Ionides. By 1930, it contained some of the city’s most brilliant Art Deco interiors.
- The perfume focuses on the contrast between the Victorian exterior and the new, sparkly interiors. As the renovation work finished, architects would gather for a drink and a smoke and admire the stylish design of velvet, leather panel walls, exotic woods and frosted glass panels. The sudden irruption of the city’s fashionable youth, with gin martinis, and vanilla cigarettes in hand, adds zing and freshness to the composition.
- Serious and fun, Young and Mature, Bright and Moody, Crisp and warm, Academic and Playful, Universal and Elegant.
-Schwartzman, Arnold, “London Art Deco”, Palazzo Editions Limited, United Kingdom, 2006.
-Jodidio, Philip, “Architecture in the United Kingdom”, Taschen America, New York, 2006.
-Robinson, Jeffrey, “The Hotel: Backstairs at the World’s Most Exclusive Hotel” , Arcade Publishing , New York, 1997.
– Oswald Milne: Bulletin of the American Institute of Architects, Volumes 11-12
-Ionides, Basil, “Colour and Interior Decoration”, Country Life Ltd., London, 1926.
-Woolf, Virginia, “The London Scene: Six Essays on London Life”, Harper Collins Publishers, 1931.
-Taylor, D.J., “Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London’s Jazz Age”, Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition, New York, 2010.
-Barnett, Richard, “The Book of Gin: A Spirited World History from Alchemists’ Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails”, Grove Press, New York, 2012.