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Aviation Club was inspired by a Parisian poker club that once was a social establishment frequented by aviators in earlier times. Perfumer Isabelle Michaud visited the club while studying perfumery in 2006, and the ambience -- green felt tables, dark wood panels, tobacco-heavy air -- so influenced her that she decided to turn the memory into a perfume. Aviation Club is unabashedly masculine and exactly how we imagine a dashing young aviator, circa 1940, to smell. Notes include lemon, fig leaf, black pepper, cardamom, lily of the valley, pimento berry, cedarwood, patchouli, opoponax, labdanum, coffee, tobacco, leather, and ambergris.
Isabelle Michaud attended the renowned ISIPCA perfume institute in Versailles, where she acquired the perfume "savoir-faire" that would allow her to bring Monsillage to life. The company was born two years later -- the result of a somewhat disorienting life path that has achieved, much like a spinning top, surprising balance.