Master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud wished to pay homage to those who, like him, are infatuated with exquisite new raw materials. He did so with a new fragrance for men and women; Ombre Nomade. In The Middle East the culture of high perfumery is passed on from generation to generation. Fragrance is used as a way in which to honour guest’s presence and attracts just as much attention as jewellery. It is considered a spiritual complement and Ombre Nomade highlights just this.
Oud has become one of the most popular fragrance ingredients but to make it special you must find the most exclusive ingredients in the world. Cavallier Belltrud wanted to source the best most highly recognisable ingredients that would get the approval of even the most particular fragrance connoisseurs. Locating the best oud Assam plantation in Bangladesh took months. The family run business has a rare variety of agar wood that has been cultivated for hundreds of years, taking as much time as is needed to respect its natural putrefaction process. More expensive than solid gold, oud must be mastered perfectly and that takes time.
The oud Assam used in Ombre Nomade harbours strong leathery, spicy and woody accents, while a hint of raspberry calms the odour. A tinge of rose and roast geranium add to the fragrance with benzoin creating an intense spirituality.
The bottle is designed in the image of the scent. The dark tone reflects the colour of the night with sandy gold reflections, representing the desert. The perfume’s name has been hot-stamped in subtle gold-finished metal.
Ombre Nomade is available in refillable, customizable bottles. The fragrance can also be purchased in a sleek leather case, crafted Louis Vuitton’s workshops and marked with a choice of initials. The bottles come in 100ml and 200ml.
Available from August 3rd.