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Citrus Riviera eau de parfum from BDK Parfums. Press handout Photo ©Courtesy BDK Parfums

Azure. Azure blue, a color that takes its name from the intriguing blue stone the lapis lazuli and which is closely associated with the Mediterranean Sea and in particular the French Riviera, known as the Côte d’Azur in France. Here the blue of the sky meets that of the water, offering a unique color of blue. And the latest distinctive perfumes brought out by the French perfume making house of BDK Parfums reflect the beauty of that blue and the fresh aromatic scents of the French Mediterranean – like the Riviera and the island of Corsica – in a collection appropriately entitled Azur.

Citrus Riviera — a lemon festival takes place every year in Menton on the French Riviera — exudes a woody lemony citrus fragrance captured in its top notes of Moroccan neroli, mandarin essence from Italy as well as lemon essence of Italy. Base notes include white musk and patchouli from Indonesia while the heart notes intrigue with, amongst others, jasmine, essence of eucalyptus and orange flower absolute from Morocco. This refreshing, complex scent was created by the perfumer Ralf Schwieger of Parfumeur Mane for the house of BDK. Meanwhile Sel d’Argent is a musky fragrance evoking the end of the day with its top notes of Italian bergamot and grapefruit, and in its heart, amongst others, the always intriguing floral and sweet ylang ylang of Madagascar. White musks are found in the base notes. This mystery-filled fragrance was created by the perfumer Anne-Sophie Behaghel of Parfumeur Flair for the house of BDK.

Sel d’Argent eau de parfum from BDK Parfums. Press handout Photo ©Courtesy BDK Parfums

BDK Parfums is an independent, niche perfume house based in France, founded by David Benedek and known for the high quality of its raw materials and notably the concentrates it uses which are all made in the perfume-making center of the world, Grasse, France, sitting aloft the French Riviera.
©The Gourmet Gazette

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