Category: Charenton Macerations

Charenton Macerations Asphalt Rainbow, 2015

(photo lifted from Vika Palatova) Perfumer, Cecile Hua. I loved Charenton Maceration’s first perfume, Christopher Street, but found myself at odds with its stated premise of narration. With the brand’s second perfume, Asphalt Rainbow I’m persuaded. The perfume has a two-part approach: First: Pack the perfume with a varied range of dynamic qualities.  Asphalt Rose smells like shellac and vibrates about an…

Charenton Macerations Christopher Street, 2012

(image Narrative and Mental Map, Dimitris Grozopoulos) Perfumer Ralf Schwieger Christopher Street jumps out of the bottle at you with the expansiveness and buoyancy of a big, green chypre. Think of Scherrer de Scherrer or Dior Diorella. The “alcoholic lime” note stands in for bergamot and suggests a classic chypre topnote. Supporting the chypre image is an old-school lipstick scent that’s…