St. Petersburg, circa 1897
Hastily filling my grand, purple suede top hat with the finest French lavender, vanilla and lashings of rich Belgian chocolate, creating a small explosion, resulting in a thick plume of white smoke.
Smoke dissipating, my vanishing act begins, with mouths agape as my hat is all that remains on stage. This has now been branded pretentious, hackneyed and “of its time”. I always preferred a nice woody gourmand anyway!
Bojnokopff’s Purple Hat is the title of my most elaborate feat of illusion, which had astounded and enthralled viewers, en masse in years gone by. An extravagant homage to the showmanship of pre-revolution Russia's master illusionists, Bojnokopff is itself a throwback- a sweet, smoky, darkly woodsy gourmand that defies characterization even as it enchants all who encounter it. Who is the mysterious Mr. Bojnokopff, and how can his magical fragrance be both deliciously gourmand and seductively woodsy all at once? Would you really want to spoil the illusion by finding out?
A fragrance of delicate potency, Mr. Bojnokopff’s Purple Hat wraps sacred Oud in thin wispy white smoke. To give a grand, classically Western disposition, the combination of French Lavender and Vanilla adds a well-mannered stroke of fougere to the composition, while rich Belgian Chocolate deepens the scent. To support the mysterious focal point of Oud, Vetiver adds an unctuous slick, while Guaicwood and Cedarwood lend a shady quality to the fragrance.
Belgian Chocolate, Vanilla, Sandalwood,
Cashmere Wood and Cinnamon Barks
Oud, Vetiver, Guaicwoodwood and Cedarwood