Bright endless mornings in a cottage, minds battling in wit over a chessboard: the memories of Jan’s summers shared with his grandfather. The ripe, green lushness of summer on the Swedish coast, where grassy notes are light enough to hint at the evergreen sharpness of the distant winter air.
Bergamot, tuscan leather, galbanum, patchouli, black amber
One summer night, in a suite at New York's Chelsea Hotel. Red rose petals litter the floor and cigar smoke fills the air. Miles Davis plays the trumpet, while two Andalucian flamenco dancers move to the beats of tango. Strains of music were spilling onto the hot street below, dirty with deep soul and as smooth as velvet.
Lemon, marin notes, rhubard, rose, fig, lily of the valley, peony, tobacco leaf, birch, cade wood, cedar, musk, sandalwood, smoke vetiver
The unmistakable smell of risotto bianco and a minty, peppery kick as the ultra fresh basil warms on the dish. A bon vivant who wanted to show life in all its glorious reality – people eating, sleeping and making love – Federico Fellini was said to request extra servings of this herb, rumored to be an aphrodisiac.
Dragon fruit, Basil, Violet, Wild Fig, Vetiver, Green hay
Distance is nothing to the heart: The scent of black tea, brewed just how she likes it, and the crispiness of morning light, slowly easing away the night that still clings to the senses. Ceylon black tea immediately warms the skin while sensuous musk simmers below.
Bergamont, apple, ceylon black tea, oakmoss, musk, black amber
Berlin, a city that is alive with the same kinetic, magnetic energy that attracted David Bowie for a few formative, recuperative and prolific years in the Seventies. Perpetual creative movement embodied in a bold collision of blueberry, lemon, bamboo, green wild orris and Haitian vetiver.
Blueberry, lemon, vanilla, green wild orris, vanilla, sandalwood, vetiver
With a single bite, you can feel the mango in your veins. Wild colors, endless skies and untamed happiness: breathtaking South Africa becomes the backdrop for this expressionist burst of blackberries, mango and black pepper. A ripe fruit that reveals its complex flavors — a cocktail of wild orris, black lotus and jasmine that leaves behind patchouli, vanilla and a hint of pink sugar.
Blackberries, mango, black pepper, wild orris, black lotus, jasmin, patchouli, vanilla, pink sugar
A sudden shower cooling the air: the romantic smell of London after a rainsquall when water has washed away frivolity, leaving only a zesty and triumphant breeze with a soft echo of the storm. The strength of bergamot, cardamom and violet is tempered by birch tree and a dusting of patchouli.
Cardamom, calabria bergamot, mate leaves, violet, birch, Indonesian patchouli, vetiver
What would you do if it were your last night on earth? For Johann Friedrich Struensee, doomed doctor of the Danish court, it meant a picnic with his love and their friends on the last night before his death. As always, champagne and figs, his favorite fruit, were on the menu, as dusk turned the sky purple. Joy and tears, sorrow and laughter, a bitter sweet cocktail that lives on in this Purple Fig.
Part of the Flower collection ”Don’t be surprised if this most couture bloom shows up at unexpected moments in your life.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
Persephone had been warned there was a price to pay for her otherworldly love, so when she returns to the living, she brings a gift: springtime, a bracing gust of Sicilian lemon and acai that blossoms into raspberry blossom, pink magnolia and violet leaf followed by the sensuality of sandalwood, skin musks and crisp amber.
Part of the Flower collection ”A lover's carnival on the moon - feelings worth reaching to the moon and back.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
LOVE TO THE MOON AND BACK:His love was a dancer whose golden skin held the scent of passion who loved tuberose more than any other flower. So he travelled the world in search of all the tuberose to fill the moon. For seven days and seven nights, the moon scattered this enchanting scent – pears, patchouli, ambroxan, orris and musk – across the universe.
Part of the Flower collection ”It's a flower that needs time to be discovered – it grows on you, literally. It doesn't need to show off, it just is” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
A LATE BLOOMER:A burst of optimistic yellow amid a sea of green. Gardeners know this: mimosa is a study in opposites existing simultaneously and seamlessly. When approached with patience and constance, it yields its golden treasure – here neroli and carrot unveil mimosa coeur and violet supported by salted musk and white leather.
Part of the Flower collection ”Taste the raw unabashed femininity of a dancer – free of body, free of mind.” - Jan VilhelmAhlgren
CHERCHEZ LA FEMME:Tantalizingly alive in the spotlight of the Moulin Rouge, enchantingly aglow in Maxim’s soft candlelight, she is the exquisite and un inching feminine spirit of the Belle Époque. Her sillage? An unmistakable hint of gardenia and jasmine, sandalwood and amber.
Part of the Flower collection ”We all carry around fantasies that aren't meant to be shared. A secret thrill that makes you smile with gourmand abandon.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
We ALL HAVE SECRETS!: She changes everything she touches. For some, she is the storm – the air around her alive with bold electricity. For others, she is an awakening – a slow seduction that ignites deep and until-yet-impossible connections. Inspired by her, unveiling Egyptian jasmine absolute and camellia that becomes a petal musk on warm skin.
Part of the Floral collection ”I just wanted to be as close as possible to the actual flower. When you smell it, it's like walking among the ephemeral field of blooming lilacs. Like having a lilac in your pocket all day, every day.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
FLOWERING ALL YEAR AROUND: Imagine just a moment – to bloom, to fall in love. For one brief, heady point in time, the lilac is blooming, a tentative yet exhilarating burst of vitality. Just as quickly, that moment is gone, leaving only a fragrant trace in our memory. But the love story is just beginning.
Part of the Cinema collection ”Every perfume brand "has" to have an oud, so mine has the raw passion between two ingredients that can blend or crash.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
BURNING FOR YOU:Ava Gardner and Luis Miguel Dominguin: the actress and the bull fighter, a tempestuous and passionate love affair with the heat of a thousand suns for an intoxicating scent blending wild honey, ginger butter and tobacco leaves with the warmth of agar wood and black vanilla bean.
Notes: A smoked honey scent. Oriental, woody, honey
Part of the Cinema collection ”This is a tribute to Greta Garbo, a woman who chose to be herself, critics be damned.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
GRETA GARBO’S ROSE BATH: Picture this: Greta Garbo at Carlyle – a superstar who chose herself above Hollywood’s siren song. Alone in her hotel room, attired in a drift of satin and poignant allure, waiting for her ultimate luxury: a bath of flower petals, the warm water releasing this collision of citrus and red fruits, bamboo, violet, black amber and sandalwood.
Part of the Cinema collection ”The Eighties in Moscow were a moment where uncertainty, hope, excitement and a hint of fear were scenting the air. A space for discussion, a time for the future.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
THE CLUB CODE: Moscow in the Eighties. An anonymous door, a coded knock, a distant beat. A rush of scent – black pepper, saffron, leather and Sicilian tangerine – a smoky, spicy promise of what is still hidden that captures the effervescent thrill of secret parties, then and tomorrow.
Part of the City collection ”Another memory of my childhood: I was born at the height of ABBA! This is Sweden: safe, open-minded and eager to change our world.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
GIVE ME ABBA:The right place at the right time, that summer in the Swedish capital: a serene and intoxicating time in a city that was to become a place of congregation and celebration. Crisp lemon, warm almond, an uplifting spray of geranium with the tang of patchouli and a drift of faraway green elds oating on a summer breeze – the ABBA era.
Notes: A powdery wholesomeness. Powdery, fresh, spicy
Part of My collection ”If you take a sip of pear juice lifted with chili, you'll realize how deceiving the word "virgin cocktail" is! It's never too late to give up.” - JanVilhelmAhlgren
A COCKTAIL THAT AROUSES THE SENSES: Paris in 1988. A secret cult of women. Matisse's La Danse. Ritual dancing, whispered sounds, the ecstasy of burning skin. A maddening collision of ice-cold pear juice and chili.
Deep in the basement of Studio 54, a place with no boundaries and a Do Not Disturb sign on the door – some say it was never taken off! Rumor has it that Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Halston, and Grace Jones were spotted here. The only certainty:
those who dared to enter say stepping into the world of Alice in Wonderland while high!
Arching above the entrance of formidable brownstones or flourishing in secret backyard oases, here are the flowers of Harlem. Follow the intriguing whiff of angelica seeds and saffron to the intoxicating beauty of damascene roses and violet, that reveals a heart of ebon wood and leather.
Vibrant spotlights, smoky rooms, the brassy notes of a saxophone: an evocative cocktail brings alive the energetic soul of a musical genre that broke boundaries and hearts. Leather and rose take center stage with bass notes of agarwood, vetiver and saffron.
Pink pepper, saffron, rose oil, leather, vetiver, cedarwood, agarwood