Pissara and the Parfums Dusita Team
One evening, I was crossing the Pont-Neuf; as I was listening to "Rhapsody in Blue", I paused to take a look around me: even more so at night, Paris seems to have kept its fabled charm unaltered in time. My imagination was fuelled by images and sensations of the "City of Light"; in the 1920s.
Right there and then, I decided to create a fragrance dedicated to Paris of “Les Années Folles”, a time of extraordinary energy and creativity. A nocturnal, vibrant scent reflecting timeless elegance, pulsating vitality, and artistic freedom, through a combination of rum coffee, sophisticated florals, and sweetly-toned earthy notes. A variation of the classic fougère theme, enriched with gourmand tones. As a nod to the music and the night that inspired me, I named it LA RHAPSODIE NOIRE.
“A creative variation of the classic fougère theme, with the emphasis placed on an elegantly gourmand vibe of coffee, rum, burnt sugar, tonka bean, and vanilla.”
- Pissara Umavijani
Founder and Perfumer
"Sipping coffee with rum at a Parisian night club of the 1920s, watching French and American performers alternate on stage."
I am dancing to love
in the subconscious
of every human being.
In the opening,
Clary Sage and French Lavender
provide fougère-like aromatic freshness,
seamlessly leading to a suave floral blend
(Mimosa, Broom, Jasmine Sambac).
At the heart,
tonifying, energetic notes of Coffee and Rum,
along with Cigar nuances
evoke the atmosphere of the 1920s Parisian cafés.
In the base,
earthy ingredients (Patchouli, Oakmoss, Oakwood, Vetiver)
support the composition,
while the gourmand vibe is reinforced
by Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, and Madagascar Vanilla.