Created in honor of the deceased Comte Patrick de Vienne, a French adventurer who lived his passions as a pilot, horseman, hotelman, and entrepreneur on three continents, the fragrance was presented by Alexis de Vienne, son of the senior de Vienne, and spokesperson for the fragrance.
Alexis, his mother, and three sisters chose the notes of this woody floral fragrance based on smells that most remind them of their father: pepper, salt water, dirt, red wine, and gun powder. Top notes include bergamot and grapefruit, middle notes include rose, geranium, pepper and patchouli, and base notes include benzoin, cedar, vetiver, musk and oakmoss.
The bottle bears the the crest of Jean de Vienne, first admiral of the french navy, including an eagle with outstretched wings, and beneath it, an anchor symbolizing Patrick de Vienne’s singular sailboat crossing of the Pacific from Los Angeles to Tahiti in 1972. Embarking with a crew of 12 on the three mast ‘Blackfin’, de Vienne’s adventures included rescuing a ship wrecked family along the way!
Like all Prudence Paris fragrances, the paper for the ‘Alexis’ packaging is beautifully hand-crafted at the proprietary paper mill near Beaumont du Perigord in France.
Founded in 2005 by Prudence Kilgour, Prudence Paris represents all the best of a luxury niche fragrance brand. Every fragrance — whether it be Women’s or Men’s, The divine Capri Collection inspired by her love for this Italian island paradise, Mademoiselle (for the young ladies in her entourage), or even her fragrances for pets — is alive with Prudence’s unique ‘made in Australia, refined and finished around the world’ sophistication, artistry, and breathtaking joie de vive.
For your next trip to France, a visit to the Prudence Paris’s boutique in the Perigord region (see details below) is a destination in itself. Here, in the secluded elegance of a 12th century bastide you will experience the full bounty and charm of the Prudence Paris brand.
Prudence Paris boutique
Beaumont du Perigord 24440
Telephone: 06 07 52 04 34
8 pl Palais Bourbon – 75007 PARIS