Brume d'Hiver, or "Winter Mist," is a spicy, woody floral that remains perfectly unisex by combining traditionally feminine rose with traditionally masculine oud. It begins with a gentle white cloud in the form of powdery jasmine, heliotrope, and Bulgarian rose, and—like a landscape clouded by a winter mist—comes into sharper focus when the mist clears. Soon, juniper, incense, and violet step forward. It's rare that a perfume will intensify over time, but Brume d'Hiver does—finding new life when the spicy, clove-painted base heats up. It's a beautifully made perfume from start to finish, based on the 1922 original from the house of Volnay. And here's a surprising treat: Try smelling it on yesterday's sweater. Divine.
Notes include Italian bergamot, elemi, juniper berries, jasmine, Bulgarian rose, oud, incense, violet, heliotrope, musk, Haitian vetiver, labdanum, rosewood, cypriol, vanilla, cloves.
The house of Parfums Volnay Paris was founded in 1919 by Germain Madeline Duval and later revived by her great-grandchildren Muriel and Olivier. Together with nose Amelie Bourgeois, they have recreated the original Volnay perfumes for a modern era using the original formulas carefully preserved in the Osmotheque in Versailles.
Brume d'Hiver is inspired by the original 1922 Volnay creation.