Rivages Noirs by Parfumerie Générale

Translating directly as ‘black shores’ Rivages Noirs is the latest edition to Pierre Guillaume’s La Collection Croisiere - Parfumerie Generale’s latest range that explores the exotic smells and experiences of far flung holidays and hot-summer travels.

Inspired by the thought of sipping single malt whisky on the deck of a boat anchored somewhere off the Mediterranean coastline, Rivages Noirs is rocked by the slow lapping waves of a tranquil summer night. Built around a woody amber base that's dominated by cedar leaves and highlighted by the dab of vanilla and oakmoss, Rivages Noirs’ opening is a tropically sweet shot of melon and ginger. As it settles the ozonic heart really starts to open up with the spicy notes of cinnamon, saffron and cardamom adding welcome accents to the fragrance’s more outwardly aquatic aspects.