Category: Ralf Schwieger

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…

Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée, 2011

Perfumer Ralf Schwieger Non-cuddly vanilla.  More woody than spicy or dessert-like. Papery, actually.  Citrus notes at the top tell you that the vanilla won’t be either warm or sweet.  Ambery and smoky notes are accents rather than dominant notes, and let the vanilla keep its crisp edge. The Atelier line purports to reinvent the cologne genre. Without much sillage, strength or…