[DEPARTURES 100] Celebrating the one-year anniversary of reviving the methods and fragrances of Messrs James Atkinson – travelling salesman and then-vogue purveyor of quintessential English mens fragrances in the 1800s – perfumers Christine Nagel and Violaine Colas of Mane have concocted a special bottling for the occasion: 24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract.
An intense reworking of the award-winning debutant fragrance 24 Old Bond Street, this bigger, stronger brother takes the precious notes of its origin, and transforms them into a 'heady mix of whisky-inflected, super-fresh floral infusion of petals, spices and wood'.
Inspired by the notion of triple distillation, 24 Old Bond Street has been subjected to multiple processes to deepen its profile.
An eccentric history of the Atkinsons is put forward as the identity of the eponymous brand; tales of travelling and a companion bear becoming an indispensable vendor to the upper-crust of London's 19th century elite. How ever much of it should ring true, the Triple Extract surely makes for a matchingly storied product.