À Ce Soir
À Ce Soir
Launched 2018 by Parisian perfume house Ponts des Arts, À Ce Soir was one of their three inaugural fragrances and was created for the house by Bertrand Duchaufour.
À Ce Soir opens with tangy lemon and fruity, floral green mandarin. Bamboo, green and earthy, starts to creep through the citrus fruits. A note of leather gives it a smooth sensuality before boozy rum makes an appearance and calls to mind another Duchaufour favourite, the long-gone Havana Vanille. Here the sweet, aromatic rum is warmed by spicy cinnamon. Blackcurrant bud adds a light, fruity, woodiness and along with woody/rosy faceted pink pepper, ushers in one of the most gorgeous floral hearts I have ever smelled: rich, erotic ylang-ylang and heady, narcotic narcissus gently brushed with powdery, vanilla-tinged orchid. Lentiscus, smells herbaceous, resinous and balsamy, and it swirls through the flowers, giving them depth, and making them even more voluptuous. The base is sweet from vanilla, amber, and Benzoin of Siam and tempered by earthy, green and woody vetiver.
The drydown is elegant and sophisticated, with a cozy sweetness and balsamic woodiness that are perfectly pitched, creating a come-hither quality that draws you close. It’s also as gorgeous on a man (the architect) as it is on a woman (his wife).
One of the things that make À Ce Soir so beautiful and a pleasure to wear is the way it transitions from stage to stage so seamlessly, like crossing a bridge.
Notes: pink pepper, leather, cinnamon, bamboo, lemon, blackcurrant bud, green mandarin, rum, pollen, ylang-ylang, orchid, narcissus, lentiscus, vanilla, vetiver, benzoin of Siam, amber.