Rémy Cointreau expands beyond drinks with US$6,100 perfumes
French spirits group Rémy Cointreau has expanded beyond the drinks sector with the launch of a new range of Maison Psyché fragrances in the US.
The fragrances, which start at US$6,100, are said to marry the art of Cognac-making and the art of perfumery, serving as a bridge between the worlds of luxury fragrance and spirits, Rémy Cointreau has said.
The five fragrances launched by Rémy Cointreau are said to be the first Maison Psyché collection, which have been built on the company‘s expertise in blending and ageing spirits. The perfumes have been left to age in small oak casks in the Maison Rémy Martin cellars in Cognac, France, handpicked by Baptiste Loiseau, cellar master of Maison Rémy Martin, alongside Sophie Labbé, principal perfumer at Firmenich — a Swiss fragrance and flavour chemicals company.
With Maison Psyché, Rémy Cointreau aims to showcase skills in a new medium, representing the latest chapter as the group continues to push the boundaries of fine craftsmanship.
Maison Psyche is only available at the moment through LOUIS XIII’s private client team in the US, and starts at US$6,100.
The collection features scents including:
Alexanor: The bergamot from Calabria, the zest of which offers an essence characterised by a delicately floral and citrus scent with notes of lavender.
Belle-Dame: The hundred-leaved rose from Grasse, an olfactory mirable with spicy and honeyed accents that result in a complexity which has no equivalent in the world.
Alcyone: The Indian Jasminum grandiflorum, whose “morning” variety is harvested just before sunrise to preserve freshness.
Hamadryas: The use of Madagascar bourbon vanilla, an age old spice with wooded accents, requires tremendous know-how involving the hand pollination of flowers and a drying process that lasts up to 4 months, according to the company.
Nymphalis: The patchouli from Indonesia’s essential oil combines an herbal freshness and a leathery, earthy intensity.