Seville a l’Aube is a perfume of the French niche brand L’Artisan, well-known for its rich oeuvre for more than four decades. Among hundred-odd perfume creations there are real works of art, the best examples of the French perfume-making school such as Dzing!, Aedes de Venustas, Dzongkha, Fleur d’Oranger, Premier Figuier Extreme, Vanilia, and Timbuktu, as well as many others. However, none of them rocked the perfume blogosphere more than Seville a l’Aube, which resulted from the cooperation of one of the best perfumers nowadays: Bertrand Duchaufour and blogger Denyse Beaulieu, Grain de Musc.

Seville a l’Aube

In her book dedicated to this perfume, as well as the overall process accompanying its creation, Denyse describes the inspiration for Seville a l’Aube:

Seville a l’Aube has been inspired by one of the most beautiful nights in my life, in Seville, during the Holy Week, under a blossoming orange tree, wrapped by incense and in the arms of a Spanish boy.

 Bertrand tried to transpose the memories of the scents of that night into a bottle of perfume, but only Denyse can know whether he managed to do it. Still, what I can say with certainty is that he managed to make one of the most beautiful perfumes ever made with the orange blossom theme. This blossom usually accompanies other white flowers and its role is to complete and enrich their scent, the scent of jasmine, and tuberose. But it is not the case in Seville a l’Aube, where it rightfully assumes the leading role and – as far as I am concerned – this role deserves the Academy Award.

The perfume composition of Seville a l’Aube is oriental flora, exuberant, and refreshing at the same time, which is a quality possessed by very few perfumes. The dominant fragrance note of the orange blossom is made even fresher and greener by adding the petitgrain, the orange leaf. Additional freshness and aromaticity are given by lavender, which along with the fragrance note of beeswax gives the impression of a stroll in a perfect Mediterranean garden of an aristocratic villa. Despite being inspired by an erotic experience, Seville a l’Aube is not an erotic perfume at all. It is tender, refined and romantic, suitable both for those taking first steps into the perfume world and for the older ones who want an optimistic and sunny perfume to cheer their days in a single spray. Marvelous!

[Fragrance notes] orange blossom, petitgrain, beeswax, incense, lavender, benzoin.

[Fragrance group] oriental floral.

The perfume was created by Bertrand Duchaufour.