The title roles of four great operas inspired Histoires de Parfum's new Opera Collection. Originally released as pure perfumes, these fragrances named after four divas, are now available in eau de parfum. Some scents like some melodies still lead in the air, intangible and yet unforgettable. Music and perfume operate with the same dynamic; they travel their notes in an ephemeral and intangible space. Gerald Ghislain is passionate about opera and wanted to add to his collection of fragrances inspired by great figures of literature.
You will receive a 1/2ml sample (1ml sample vial filled half full) of each of the four fragrances featured in the Opera Collection. Each fragrance is an absolu eau de parfum.
- Carmen - named for the Bizet opera, and inspired by the Habanera aria. It features top notes of California lemon essence, Indian ginger and davana; middle notes of white flowers and saffron; and base notes of sandalwood, incense, Indonesian patchouli and gaiacwood essence.
- Norma - named for the Bellini opera, known for the Casta Diva aria once sung by Maria Callas. It features top notes of aldehyde and pink pepper; middle notes of rose, jasmine, Comorian ylang essence and cistus labdanum; and base notes of Indonesian heart patchouli, Sumatran resinoid benzoin, vanilla, praline and musk.
- Queen of Spades - named for the Tchaikovsky opera La Dame de Pique (known in English as the Queen of Spades) based on the story by Pushkin. It features top notes of coriander, pepper and orange blossom; middle notes of rose and jasmine; and base notes of patchouli, leather, incense, amber and musk.
- Turandot - named for the Puccini opera. It features top notes of narcissus, ginger, orange blossom and pear; middle notes of carnation, jasmine and patchouli; and base notes of leather, amber and incense.