Astier de Villatte is an artisanal, ultrachic home store opened in 1996 by Parisian designers Ivan Pericoli and Benoît Astier de Villatte who met at Beaux Arts in Paris. They recently revamped, rebranded and repackaged their original four scents and launched new fragrances. Grand Chalet is one of the new scents. It pays homage to painter Balthus's atelier, at Grant Chalet, high in the Swiss alps. It is based on his favorite scent - the age old linden that shaded his garden. It features notes of linden flowers, honey, milk, a slight hint of lemon, blond woods and vanilla. It is an eau de cologne, edc.
Astier de Villatte Grand Chalet Reviews
isniffbeforeisleep: "If I had to describe the Grand Chalet fragrance in one sentence, I would say it perfectly captures the sweet scent trail from linden trees as the warm summer breeze blows through their thick foliage."
perfumeniche: "Grand Chalet opens with the smell of linden blossoms: tender, lush and honey sweet. Linden tress have been in bloom along my street this past while, and the linden note in Grand Chalet is the most realistic and true I have smelled in a fragrance in a long while. Green notes from leaves and bergamot brighten the linden and gives it a gentle freshness. As it evolves, the linden deepens from the warm sweetness of mimosa while almond-faceted Heliotrope gives it a sumptuous vanilla milkiness. The mimosa and heliotrope bolster the linden rather than overshadow it allowing it to stay right to the base, where its milkiness is supported by rich, woody sandalwood and its sweetness warmed by musk.
The drydown is rich, floral and quite heady for an eau de cologne. The lighter concentration seems to let the fragrance soar, making Grand Chalet one of the most beautiful summer scents for both men and women."