One summer night, in a suite at New York's Chelsea Hotel. Red rose petals litter the floor and cigar smoke fills the air. Miles Davis plays the trumpet, while two Andalucian flamenco dancers move to the beats of tango. Strains of music were spilling onto the hot street below, dirty with deep soul and as smooth as velvet.
VILHELM PARFUMERIE | Do Not Disturb
STUDIO 54’S SECRET ROOM
Deep in the basement of Studio 54, a place with no boundaries and a Do Not Disturb sign on the door – some say it was never taken off! Rumor has it that Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Halston, and Grace Jones were spotted here. The only certainty: those who dared to enter say stepping into the world of Alice in Wonderland while high!
TOP: SHINUS MOLLE, CARROT
MIDDLE: IRIS, JASMINE PETALS
BASE: AMBROXAN, PATCHOULI, WHITE MUSKS
VILHELM PARFUMERIE | Dear Polly
TEA FOR TWO IN THE MORNING
Distance is nothing to the heart: The scent of black tea, brewed just how she likes it, and the crispiness of morning light, slowly easing away the night that still clings to the senses. Ceylon black tea immediately warms the skin while sensuous musk simmers below.
TOP: BERGAMOT, APPLE
MIDDLE: CEYLON BLACK TEA
BASE: OAKMOSS, MUSK, BLACK AMBER
VILHELM PARFUMERIE | Room Service
GRETA GARBO'S ROSE BATH
Picture this: Greta Garbo at Carlyle – a superstar who chose herself above Hollywood’s siren song. Alone in her hotel room, attired in a drift of satin and poignant allure, waiting for her ultimate luxury: a bath of flower petals, the warm water releasing this collision of citrus and red fruits, bamboo, violet, black amber, and sandalwood.
TOP: MANDARIN NECTAR, BLACKBERRY
MIDDLE: PINK ORCHID, BAMBOO, VIOLET
BASE: BLACK AMBER, MUSK, SANDALWOOD
VILHELM PARFUMERIE | Smoke Show
THE JAZZ SOUL
Vibrant spotlights, smoky rooms, the brassy notes of a saxophone: an evocative cocktail brings alive the energetic soul of a musical genre that broke boundaries and hearts. Leather and rose take center stage with bass notes of agarwood, vetiver, and saffron.
TOP: PINK PEPPER, SAFFRON
MIDDLE: ROSE OIL, LEATHER
BASE: VETIVER, CEDARWOOD, AGARWOOD
VILHELM PARFUMERIE | Morning Chess
MY SWEDISH SUMMERS
Bright endless mornings in a cottage, minds battling in wit over a chessboard: the memories of Jan’s summers shared with his grandfather. The ripe, green lushness of summer on the Swedish coast, where grassy notes are light enough to hint at the evergreen sharpness of the distant winter air.
MIDDLE: TUSCAN LEATHER, GALBANUM
BASE: PATCHOULI, BLACK AMBER
VILHELM PARFUMERIE | Mango Skin
HAVE YOU EVER REALLY TASTED ONE?
With a single bite, you can feel the mango in your veins. Wild colors, endless skies, and untamed happiness: breathtaking South Africa becomes the backdrop for this expressionist burst of blackberries, mango, and black pepper. A ripe fruit that reveals its complex flavors — a cocktail of wild orris, black lotus, and jasmine that leaves behind patchouli, vanilla, and a hint of pink sugar.
TOP: BLACKBERRIES, MANGO, BLACK PEPPER
MIDDLE: WILD ORRIS, BLACK LOTUS, JASMIN
BASE: PATCHOULI, VANILLA, PINK SUGAR
VILHELM PARFUMERIE | 125th & Bloom
GARDENS OF HARLEM
Arching above the entrance of formidable brownstones or flourishing in secret backyard oases, here are the flowers of Harlem. Follow the intriguing whiff of angelica seeds and saffron to the intoxicating beauty of damascene roses and violet, that reveals a heart of ebon wood and leather.
TOP: ANGELICA SEEDS, SAFFRON
MIDDLE: VIOLET, DAMASCENA ROSE
BOTTOM: EBONY WOODS, WILD LEATHER
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