For Commune de Paris – the rebellious and edgy label created by three Parisian creators of fashion and product design – Astier de Villatte and Françoise Caron have imagined Cologne 1871, a subversive Eau de Cologne.
At first, it hits like an explosion of Sicily lemons, with rosemary and bergamot. But under its acid and cheeky exterior, Cologne 1871 hides the ineffable charm of the powdery scents characteristic of its time. Suave labdanum, benzoin, cedar wood and patchouli are combined with the first two synthetic molecules ever created by man – coumarin that smells like cut grass, and benzalehide that smells like almonds – giving it a unique flavour.
Contains Essences of Italian Lemon, Rosemary, Bergamot, Pink Pepper Extract, Lavender Absolute, Labdanum, Benzoin, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedar Wood, “Benzaldehyde” created in 1866, “Coumarin” created in 1870. Cologne designed by Françoise Caron and the Takasago perfume team.