Eau de Parfum 100ml

Désarmant resurrects the scent of the mysterious bottle found in a splendid Neo-baroque luxury hotel… Now, putting out a lilac scent today is a pretty bold move. Of course, everybody loves the spring flower. But it’s been ages since perfumers have given it a starring role. Mossy undergrowth, luxuriant mauve clusters, vanilla-tinge nectar, and then that heady, animalic, almost leathery whiff the flowers exhale at the height of their blossoming… Désarmant returns lilac to its proper rank and refinement.

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HEART NOTES: Cinnamon, Styrax, Ylang-ylang, Rose essence

BASE NOTES: Rose absolute, Osmanthus, Vanilla, Benzoin

COMPOSITION: Alcohol denat, Fragrance, Demineralized water, D limonene , Hydroxycitronellal, Methyl ionone, Mixed isomers, Linalool, Eugenol, Cinnamyl alcohol, Coumarin, Benzyl benzoate, Benzil salicylate, Citral, Benzyl alcohol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Cinnamal , Isoeugenol.


The young boy tiptoes his way up the marble staircase of a forgotten palace. Once at the top floor, he sneaks into a mighty suite. A perfume flask gleams inside a dusty bedside table. Intrigued by the unlabelled phial he investigates. Was it left behind by the Indian princess who often stayed in this apartment? The perfume smells of lilac. Where could it possibly come from? Coty, Houbigant, Gabilla, Lenthéric? Perhaps the fragrance had been composed expressly for her? Little did he know that this tiny time capsule straight from the golden age of modern perfumery contained his future.

It is to recapture the magic of his serendipitous find, that Philippe Neirinck founded la Parfumerie Moderne. The name of the house spells out its paradox. Modern perfumery was invented between the "Belle Epoque" and the Jazz age, just when the most luxurious hotels were springing up around Europe, to cater sophisticated cosmopolitan travellers. It is from this glamorous era that the modern perfumer draws his inspiration, sending us mysterious scented messages from the timelessly elegant settings of Europe's most mythical hotels.

Type of fragrance
Eaux de parfum
Olfactory family

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