Foudre by Pierre Guillaume for Croisière 2015

Hello Perfume Posse, As you probably know I’m a fan of Pierre Guillaume. Today I want to talk to you about a fragrance from the Croisière line that he brought out in 2015, Foudre (Also known as Fleur de Foudre). Sadly, he opted to open with seven fragrances. Even if I wanted to try seven new fragrances from a house at once (which I certainly do not) how can someone bring to light seven masterpieces all at once? A great way to get me to ignore your brand is to bring more than three fragrances out at once. It seems most of the rest of the scentbloggosphere felt much the same way because reviews of this line seem few and far between as well.

As you can see above, Pierre is mighty fine to look at. So I did what any self respecting perfumista blogger would do and I bought some decants from Surrender To Chance.

Foudre by Pierre Guillaume for Croisière 2015

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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: White champaca
Heart: Vetiver, Pepper, Aldemone
Base: Musk, Black tea absolute, Cashmeran

Pierre has created a line of abstractions. These aren’t meant to smell exactly like anything but still be beautiful, interesting and evocative. So when I write to you of things they are impressions rather than photorealistic moments of acute recognition.

Warm, wet flowers, pepper, fizziness and something cozy. An unusual opening that has a bit of wood, some resins and desiccated summer grasses hiding behind the big players. You know that smell when you’ve just cleaned down the sink? It’s not really a smell but there’s fresh water, clean stainless steel, a clean wet washer and a damp tea towel as scents but it’s also the looking at something clean feeling. That is what Foudre smells like to me.

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As Foudre dries down it becomes warmer and has a hint of red fruits and berries as a shed wash over the soft, fluffy woodiness.

A modern scent for the next generation of perfume wearers. I can see the young, cool set getting very into this line and particularly Foudre.

First In Fragrance has €115/50ml
Surrender To Chance has samples from $5/ml

Do you have any modern, completely scientifically created fragrances? Do you wear them often?
Portia xx


Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies.

  • Tara C says:

    In the modern, totally synthetic genre, I really like CdG Artek Standard. I think it’s supposed to smell like some sort of Finnish herbal tea. But being CdG it’s just odd and compelling. 🙂

  • hczerwiec says:

    Wow, yum! I’d rather sniff Pierre than Foudre!

  • shiva-woman says:

    I second Musette! He’s delicious, but I would probably pass on Foudre. We’ll have to see about others in the line as I’m not into clean…

    • Portia says:

      Hey Shiva-woman,
      If clean is not your thing then looking elsewhere is advised. This is a pretty cool take on the genre though.
      Portia xx

  • Musette says:

    wow! he is gorgeous! xoxo