More than a perfume, Vilhelm Parfumerie is a library. If some scents are silences, these are tales. Housed within identical bottles of spun glass, and dressed in saffron yellow labels, each fragrance is the culmination of a broad, creative and collaborative process – a rare blend of vintage and new that sparks recognition but not familiarity.
From its dynamic, innovative scents to the heritage design and timeless prints, Vilhelm Parfumerie is a nod to the past, expressed in our contemporary olfactory language and aesthetic.
Born in Sweden and now living in Paris, Jan Vilhelm Ahlgren is a polymath who leaves no stone unturned, from photo studios and perfume organ to leather goods workshops, in his pursuit of a certain idea of luxury.
His style: impeccable. Tailored suits, a custom blend perfume – Vilhelm Parfumerie, of course.
His lifestyle: simple pleasures and lavish times – always with friends, always with laughter.
His home: Paris, Lake Como, the French Riviera but also wherever the wind takes him.
Consider him a modern Mr. Gatsby, one for whom charm and playfulness are the keys to getting ahead in life. Everything is always done with elegance, gentleness, and heart.
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DO NOT DISTURB
STUDIO 54’S SECRET ROOM
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! Rumour 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!
TOP : Shinus Molle, Carrot
MIDDLE : Iris, Jasmine Petals
BASE : Ambroxan, Patchouli, White Musks
A COCKTAIL TO AROUSE 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.
TOP: Pear, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Lemon
MIDDLE: Iso E Super, Nutmeg Nut, Clove
BASE: Cedar, Ambroxan, Oak Moss
HAVE YOU EVER REALLY TASTED ONE?
With a single bite, you can feel the mango in your veins. Wild colours, endless skies and untamed happiness: breath-taking South Africa becomes the backdrop for this expressionist burst of blackberries, mango and black pepper. A ripe fruit that reveals its complex flavours — a cocktail of wild orris, black lotus and jasmine that leaves behind patchouli, vanilla and a hint of pink sugar.
TOP : Blackberries, Mango, Black Pepper
MIDDLE : Wild Orris, Black Lotus, Jasmin
BASE : Patchouli, Vanilla, Pink Sugar
125th & BLOOM
GARDENS OF HARLEM
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.
TOP : Angelica Seeds, Saffron
MIDDLE : Violet, Damascena Rose
BASE : Ebony Woods, Wild Leather
DEEP TANGO WITH MILES DAVIS
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 Andalusian 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.
TOP : Bergamot, Elemi
MIDDLE : White Leather, Labdanum
BASE : Patchouli Fraction, Papyrus
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.
TOP : Sicilian Tangerine, Cassis, Black Pepper
MIDDLE : Carrot Seeds, Saffron, Black Lotus
BASE : Leather, Wood Smoke, Tonka Beans