President and CEO of Robert Piguet, Joe Garces really knows how to stimulate the senses, fusing everyones love for gourmet bites with the scents of their latest and equally mouth watering concoctions. A unique bespoke menu was imagined by the famous French Window in IFC to celebrate the vibrant collections. Each iconic lacquered black bottle contained a world of flamboyance, a characteristic that Robert Piguet was said to exude.
Kicking off the sumptuous tea party was Robert Piguet Parfums crown jewel, the holy grail of fragrances created in 1947 by perfumer Germaine Cellier. Fracas de Robert Piguet has stood the test of time and remains as tantalizing as when it was created. Cellier wanted the perfume to make the wearer feel like a femme fatal; provocative, dramatic and glamorous. The scent is one that clings and lingers, using tuberose; an ingredient used in creating chocolate, its no wonder why its so sensual. Notes of Mandarin, Bergamont, Jasmine, Musk and Sandalwood add to its complex nature. Unlike most floral scents this one is dark and unpredictable, therefore was paired with a mix of rich Pan Fried Foie Gras and Red Berries, an audacious combination.
Blossom de Robert Piguet embraces all Asian woman with its opulent zest and subtle layers of White Musk. The tart lingering of Mandarin is potent, before fizzing into the classic scent of Orange Blossom, embodying the always energetic, modern woman. The notes worked famously paired with Seared Scallops with Mango Salsa, daring and tropical. The combination was overpowering in all the best senses, a reigning favorite for many.
Moving onto something that perked up our sugary senses was Jeunesse de Robert Piguet, charming us with notes of fruits and a layer of musk. One of the collections softer fragrances, whilst still preserving a flirty, lighthearted nature. Raspberries bring the warm sweetness of summer whilst pomegranate brings a delicious tartness, a vivid savor in its sweetness. Divine confections to match came in the form of Orange Pie with candied zest toppings and Raspberry Macaroons.
Chai de Robert Piquet is the epitome of a crisp scent, less tropical than the rest with a hint of masculinity. A burst of bergamot leaf makes for a refreshing aroma, before slowly descending into a layer of white tea and warm drizzles of honey. The base of the scent gives off a smokey Yerbamate undertone, giving a lasting finish to it all. The perfect choice for one who wants to stay fresh whilst smelling sophisticated . Accompanying the sugar high was a melt-in-your-mouth Green Tea Mousse and crunchy Pistachio Macaroons.
Finally, the undisputed star of the show, Petit Fracas de Robert Piguet, equally as audacious as the Fracas yet Petit is distinctly more playful and fresh. Opening with notes of crisp Citrus and Pear before getting to the heart of the scent; waves of Tuberous and White Flowers. It wouldn’t be complete with its base, proving fun can still be sophisticated by mixing elegant Musks, Sandalwoods and just a sprinkling of Chocolate. The intricate scent makes you fall in love all over again with each spritz. Nothing short of chocolate can compliment the rich perfume, Dark Chocolate wrapped up the journey of sensations with Robert Piguet.
The Piguet collection is exclusively available at Lane Crawford IFC, and if you’re dying to taste the “Petite Fracas Afternoon Tea Set”, The French Window will be serving it up this May during Le French May festival!