Extreme Purete by Gres Perfume. Perfumer Karine Dubreuil-Sereni created Extreme Purete to capture the beauty of Madame Gres’ lovely draped dresses.
Released in 2017, the fragrance for women features powdery tones in a truly elegant and feminine scent in a reminder of the fashion icon. The unique green scent of fig leaves gest a burst of citrus in smooth bergamot in the opening notes. Tobacco and cinnamon give a unique touch to the middle. Woody cedar starts the dry down with touches of vanilla,
tonka bean and myrrh for a sensuous finish. The sweet tobacco fragrance is perfect for the cold, dark nights.
Originally a fashion house, Gres launched its first perfume in 1958. After the perfume business’ final purchase in 2001, the company moved from Paris to Switzerland. Madame Alix Gres started the business in 1934 working through Wwii and German occupation to create patriotic clothes. She sold the perfume side in 1982 to concentrate on the fashion house.