Maître Chausseur
by Extrait D'Atelier (Italy)

CD: Chiara Ronzani
Perfumer: Not Disclosed
Fragrance House: Not disclosed
Release Date: 07/2016 (Source: Fragrances of the World Database)
Finalist Category: Independent, 2017

Maître Chausseur aims to evoke scents of customized leather, wax and rubber, bruching movements, scent of coffee to recall the break of the master. Tools and hides lined up along the cork-clad wall or lying on the wood and steel table, tweezers working strands of leather. Sharp needles, battered moulds hold leather prototypes, fabric, rubber, the smell of glue heightens the emotions. Cardboard boxes and cotton sacks, brushes and wax for polishing, skilful hands for the ultimate artist's touch. Fragrance : oriental, aromatic and resinous Heart: a resinous accord of elemi, incense and cistus, coriander, aromatic calamus and ginger, bellflower and orchid, coffee Base: vetiver and sandalwood, leather, ambergris, vanilla

EXTRAIT D’ATELIER is an Italian based company which aims to connect people to art and craft through unique scents. Inside their iridescent bottles, EXTRAIT D’ATELIER fragrances encapsulate the story of a great artisan past and the sublime essences of savoir-faire, a precious legacy to be touched. Through a sophisticated olfactory journey, they bear witness to the joy and ingenuity, passion and dedication of skilful craftsmanship, evoking in their wearer the desire to feel like a Maestro too, a desire for life and the subtle art of knowing how to live it.

Centuries of craftsmanship, of bustles  in the ateliers, give birth to the supreme expression of luxury, that which – and even more so today, in this age of anonymous mass production – generates wonder and passion. It’s not only a scent that through smell, the most ancient of our senses, evokes a memory, but fragrances which create an alchemy that can fuse space, time and personality and distil them in tiny pearls.