Seville a l'Aube

Eau de Parfum

by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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A perfumer, a writer. A man, a woman. A perfume, a story: Séville à l'Aube. From an encounter comes this incredible soliflore fragrance, a sublime orange blossom, alive with contrasts.

The writer behind the story that inspired Séville à l'aube is Denyse Beaulieu, the author of the noted fragrance blog Grain de Musc. Her creative collaboration with Bertrand Duchaufour is the narrative thread of her book The Perfume Lover, a Personal History of Scent, published in the UK in March 2012 and due out in the US in March 2013.

Séville à l'Aube is a perfume filled with passion and desire. It is also the contrast between the joy of carnal pleasures and the dark, sombre aspect of the drama of Holy Week.

The story takes place in Seville, Andalusia. Incense-burners imbue the city with a spiritual atmosphere, as flowering orange trees diffuse their sweet, delicate perfume.

The lavender scent of Eau de Cologne emanates from the crowd, blending with the sweet smells of church candles that burn throughout the ceremonies. In this magnificent setting, a passion is born between a woman and a young Spanish man. The orange tree is the leitmotif of the perfume. Its green sap scent is present, blended with a fizzy aldehyde note that expresses intense emotion, from the outset. In this way, the fragrance opens with spicy, green and zesty notes. There is also a distinct lavender note redolent of the Eau de Cologne so typical of Spain.

This initial sensation gives way to the passion of the heart notes, which strike us like lightning... Enhanced by a jasmine accord and beeswax, the orange flower absolute reveals its opulence and stunning sensuality. The indole accord resonates with this bouquet of white flowers, revealing the fragrance's eroticism, while the whole ensemble is enveloped in the sweetness of Siam benzoin.

Tinged with melancholy, the perfume's base notes unveil a certain darkness, imparted by Luiseiri lavender from Seville, with its cistus, resiny, ambery notes. It echoes the lavender top notes, resonating harmoniously with frankincense to give a spiritual intensity to the entire perfume.

Seville a l'Aube  Notes

Lavender, pink pepper, lemon tree leaves, orange blossom, jasmine, magnolia, beeswax, incense, Benzoin Siam, Luiseiri lavender

Seville a l'Aube Sizes Available
100ml $145
.7 ml
.7 ml Sample $4
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Here's what other people are saying about Seville a l'Aube...
Very sharp and bright at first, it calms down quickly and nicely. I like this scent. It's sweet and a tad spicy and sexy. I would wear it in the evening. My boyfriend thought it smelled like cake, and indeed, it reminded me of Let Them Eat Cake by Tokyo Milk and Mirra & Mirra by I Coloniali, but a lot more refined, complex and warm.
By   - Scientist from Raleigh, NC on 9/24/2016
I like this scent its friendly and nice. Unfortunately it just didn't grab me. I wore it all day and my skin smelled clean and fresh, but I guess I like a stronger scent.
By   - Therapist from Franklin,TN on 1/23/2016
I love this scent, mostly for day wear. I cannot detect what specific flowers are in it, but it is very interesting because it is dual. At first there is a floral mix aura. Few minutes later - a potent accord of what to me feels like mix of leaves, grass, stems, & flowers. Then they blend & last together. First impression is feminine, second accord is unisex and very "individualistic." It isn't too fresh, sharp, nor heavy. But it is quite potent, enveloping. Tried a sample, will buy full bottle.
By   - analysis from Washington on 9/4/2015
Definitely a good one to try if you like a honeyed orange blossom fragrance. The surprise for me with this one is that there is a short lived stretch of mildly indolic scent through the heart...which I liked! I have had a difficult time finding a fragrance with jasmine or orange blossom, because indolics usually make me smell like a compost bin on a hot day for hours...and not in a good way. So I now have hope for finding the right white floral. Though I will happily use up my sample vial, this one is not worth a full bottle for me. I found it a little too sweet. Sillage fizzled out with the heart notes. The base was just a faint citrus candy scent on me.
By   - from Saint Paul on 12/28/2014
I tried Seville a' L'Aube in L'Artisan Parfumeur's The Perfume Box collection. After reading the scent description on the product page, I would say that the description does a reasonable job of conveying the fragrance. The overall affect of these scent notes, on my skin, is reminiscent of the soda-flavored lip glosses of the 1990s. It is a fizzy, sweet, happy scent. There is a lot of citrus (fizzy, lemonade); there is beeswax (that sweet smell of pure beeswax); there is lavendar (that sweet top note of lavender in the sun). Perhaps this could work on a man, but it is very sweet. A very particular scent, not for everyone, but well-balanced and not (on me at least) cloying.
By   - Grad Student from Boston on 11/23/2014
Well the description sounds beautiful! Alas, my chemistry and this scent are most definitely not friends. I cannot fathom this being a unisex fragrance - for me it's all femme. Very, very sweet and I find it impossible to detect the lavender, beeswax or the incense. It's been on my skin over 4 hours now, and all I get is an old fashioned candy sweet scent. I am in my early 30's and to me this is a very mature fragrance; something "safe", powdery, light and very old-folks home. There are plenty of perfumes that don't work well on my skin, but still impress me with their creativity and depth. Sorry to say this one does not move me at all. Except to wash it off!
By   - from Savannah, GA on 7/8/2013
This starts with a very green top note, almost a tomato leaf greenness, then it gradually dries down into a delicious incensey orange blossom. Very well done, my new favorite orange blossom scent. Bertrand Duchaufour does it again!
By   - Project Analyst from San Diego on 6/12/2013
This is my new "feel good" fragrance. Wow! I wasn't sure I would even like it. Especially with the lavender note (I don't like lavender). But it is well mixed with the other notes. There is a smell of incense too, but not a "churchy" one, more a "spiritual" one (but more in the well-being and happiness aspect of it). A unique fragrance.
By   - from Montreal on 6/1/2013
urgh, not sure how I feel about this. Lots of orange blossom. Gives an impression of orange and green. It's somehow too much, has a weird gourmand quality, like a big too-sweet meringue covered in candied flowers and orange leaves. Also a tiny trace of celery.
By  on 1/15/2013
The dry-down is rather nice, but the orange blossom open did not really interest me much and the dirty jasmine in the early heart ruined it for me completely. A relatively strong finish, but not worth getting there. 2.5 stars.
By  on 12/10/2012
Thisis such a gorgeous scent! My favorite orange blossom scent... Starts with a burst of green leaves then segues into a romantic sweet orange blossom. Lasts all day on me. Utterly fantastic!
By   - from San Diego on 11/22/2012
I get a lot if benzoin in this one, and the same rooty, astringent carrot from Nuit de Tubereuse. The orange blossom note has a burned sugariness to it, so that it isn't airy, but syrupy. Definitely a fall perfume.
By   - attorney from Oakland on 10/22/2012
The opening is a lively orange blossom composition with some unusual notes. But that lasts only a few minutes. The drydown is a sweet, fairly generic orange blossom cologne. It's gone completely in 45 minutes on my skin, according to my housemates. There is one note in common with Nuit de Tubereuse that actually sears my nose briefly. No idea what the aromachemical is, but it can be a bit painful.
By   - from Miami on 10/17/2012
I don't really understand. This smells almost exactly like Nuit de Tuberose. I do like it but what's the point in an almost exact fragrance in the same line??
By  on 10/12/2012
My favorite fragrance by the wonderful Duchafour. This is so well orchestrated and so tenderly beautiful. Rocketed to the top of my prodigious collection of orange blossom scents and thankfully its longevity is outstanding. Definitely fbw for me, on my Christmas wishlist.
By   - Cesigner from Spokane on 10/4/2012
I have a fetish for Orange Blossoms, unfortunately the Lavender note is not me at all, it reminds me of good bathroom cleaner. too bad.
By   - from Brooklyn on 10/1/2012
I so eagerly awaited a decant, only to discover this smells uncannily like Fruity Pebbles. The opening (as much as I could ascertain with my sample) is smoky and sexy with the sweetness of orange blossom but the dry down is straight Fruity Pebbles. I was really hoping for smoky holy days and my garters getting tangled.
By   - health care provider from los angeles on 9/17/2012
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