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Aedes de Venustas

Pélargonium

$7.00

Launched in 2017 by New York retailer/niche house Aedes de Venustas, Pélargonium is centered on pelargonium graveolens - a type of geranium that’s rose-scented with strong smelling leaves.
The inspiration for this EdP was the still life paintings of Dutch Golden Age of the 16th and 17th centuries. In fact, the English term ‘still life’ is derived from the Dutch word ‘stilleven’. The Dutch were obsessed with horticulture during this time and their floral compositions led to a mania for this type of still life.

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Copal Azur

$6.00

Launched 2014 by New York perfume retailer/niche fragrance house Aedes de Vensutas, Copal Azur is, to me, a perfect incense fragrance.

The inspiration for Copal Azur was copal, a resin from the Protium tree that grows in the wet tropical forests of Mexico and Central America. The dried sap of the tree was used as an incense in ceremonies by pre-Columbian Mesoamerica cultures. It’s still used today in Mexico in sweat lodge and Sacred Mushroom ceremonies.

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Palissandre d`Or

$6.00

Palissandre d`Or was launched in 2015 by niche perfumery Aedes de Venustas.

‘Palissandre’, which means ‘Rosewood’ in English, is a precious wood in the Dalbergia family. Native to the tropical regions of southern Asia, Africa and Central and South America, the cut wood is fragrant and aromatic, smelling more of flowers than of wood. It is the inspiration for Palissandre d`Or EdP, which the Aedes de Vensutas website calls ‘…a journey into the quintessence of wood.’

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Œillet Bengale

$5.00

Launched in 2014, Œillet Bengale is the third fragrance from Aedes de Venustas (fourth if you include the collaboration with L’Artisan Parfumeur). ‘Œillet’ means carnation in English. Carnation has had a reputation as being old-ladyish and lame and had fallen out of fashion with perfumers. But with Œillet Bengale, nose Rodrigo Flores-Roux has found a way to make this old girl hot again.

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Iris Nazarena

$5.00

Aedes de Venustas is a jewel box of a niche perfume store located on Christopher St. in NYC. Owners Robert Gerstner and Karl Bradl have offered top niche perfume lines like Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, L’Artisan Parfumeur and Jovoy since it opened in 1995 making it a Mecca for perfumistas.

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Aedes de Venustas Eau de Parfum

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Aedes de Venustas, the New York niche perfume shop that is mecca for perfumistas, commissioned Bertrand Duchaufour to create a signature scent for them under their own brand called Aedes de Venustas Eau de Parfum. This is not to be confused with the Aedes de Venustas fragrance launched in 2009, which was done in partnership with L’Artisan. The new fragrance has garnered praise all over the perfume blososhpere – it’s just that good.

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