Extrait de Musique

Contre Bombarde 32



Sparkling | Resins | Vanilla

The bombarde is a large (32’) pipe organ of deep and low pitch. Historically made of wood or metal, this pipe produces a dry and hard sound that is loud and brassy. Despite its aggressive intensity and power, it imparts an irreplaceable fullness of tone. The word Bombarde comes from the Latin bombus / German brummen, which refers to the coarse buzzing sound of a trumpet, like that of a growl.

Elemi is a resin that's often seen in conjunction with frankincense to give a lemony sparkle; lifting top notes and bolstering the heart. In Contre Bombarde 32, elemi's alto sings throughout the heart of the fragrance. Paired here with juniper and cedar, elemi's effect is not unlike incense.

A pedal point for the composition is provided by a sugary, boozy vanilla-amber bass accord, here giving a smooth, resonant depth. Much like the bombarde of the church organ itself, it helps project and amplify the layers of dust and incense, securing the longevity and contrast of the perfume's woody, resinous aspects.

Contre Bombarbe 32 will appeal to both lovers of rich, yet soft vanilla, as well as to those seeking the clarity and warmth of resins.

Top Notes: Juniper, Elemi
Heart Notes: Cedar, Sandalwood
Base Notes: Vanilla, Amber

Perfumer: Filippo Sorcinelli


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