Eau de Parfum by Marc Antoine-Barrois
Olfactive Family – Woods
Perfume Author – Quentin Bisch
Ganymede, the rocky satellite of Jupiter discovered in 1610 by Galileo, both luminous and covered with salt water oceans. In collaboration with Quentin Bisch, Marc-Antoine has dreamt of the essence of this new planet: an elegant unexpected harmony around a quartet of mandarin, violet, immortelle and suede.
Ganymede once again makes use of the suede-leathery notes that made their first collaboration B683 an instant classic. This time though the leather notes become softer, gaining lightness and gentleness in contact with the fragrance of violet. Mandarin still brings intense brightness and vivacity, yet immortelle adds sublime balance, using salty and mineralic tones to act as a striking counterpoint. A galactic olfactory harmony both delicate and balanced, full of energy, sensuality and contrast, Ganymede is quite unlike any fragrance on the planet; or elsewhere.
Head Notes – Mandarin, Saffron
Heart Notes – Violet, Osmanthus Absolute
Base Notes – Akigalawood, Immortelle Absolute
Marc-Antoine Barrois is a French couturier born from a northern French family who had made name for themselves in the textile industry. From a very early age he was fascinated by his grandfather’s elegance that drove him to seek the art of simple luxury without ostentation but assuredly with finesse. After learning patterns, cutting and sewing as he was studying textile engineering, he designed his first collection in Lille in 2006. This success then led Marc-Antoine Barrois to work with Dominique Sirop, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Jean-Claude Jitrois before creating his own Maison de Couture for men. Offering men what women have already in Haute Couture, Marc-Antoine Barrois designs unique suits, tuxedos and jackets for confidential clients seeking exclusivity.