Piece Unique by Parfums Gres Perfume. Pièce Unique perfume by Parfums Grès offers an unusual combination of freshness and feminine elegance, all on a
rich base. The scent of smooth leather as well as timeless frankincense, patchouli, and musk create a combination of classic notes to build on, while the inclusion of penetrating davana oil offers a warm, woody, herbaceous addition. The central notes consist of sweet white floral jasmine, fruity plum, and wormwood. Its fresh top notes are derived
from herbal angelica and citrusy mandarin; black and pink peppercorns bring an unexpected snap. The combination creates a classy, relaxed, romantic accord.
The founder of Parfums Grès, Madame Alix Grès, was a singular figure in Parisian fashion. She went through several artistic phases, including early experimentation as a sculptor, years as a hat-maker and a wildly successful couturier, and her eventual interest in perfume, leading to the foundation of the perfumery in 1958. Her couture earned her the epithet “The Star of Elegance” as well as recognition by Vogue as the greatest living couturier in 1988.
The little girl known as Alix Barton— born Germaine Emilie Krebs—with dreams of being a sculptor or ballerina, entered the world of fashion as a hat-maker and then set her sights on couture. Madame Grès, as she was fondly known and admired, designed women’s clothes like art, sculpting fabric on the model’s body—her childhood dream unfolding—and dancing among the silks and chiffons of her evening dresses. In 1942, she adopted the name GRÈS, an...
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