Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume
Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume
Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume
Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume
Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume

Sip it and sniff it with this limited-edition cocktail inspired by a best-selling perfume

Perfume. It smells so good but it tastes so bad. Until now? Melbourne-based cocktail connoisseur The Everleigh Bottling Co. has teamed up with Fitzroy perfumers flâner to create a limited-edition cocktail inspired by flâner’s best-selling fragrance Vive le Fleur – itself inspired by Paris springtime in the 1920s, also known as “Années folles” or “the crazy years”. The corresponding cocktail Left Bank seeks to bottle the partying, excess, flourishing art and bohemian lifestyles of the period. Sounds tasty? Read on to find out more…

Since 2015, The Everleigh Bottling Co. has been taking cocktails from bars to bottles, consumed with capturing “the old-world elegance and fancy-free frivolity of classic cocktail culture” into conveniently portable single serves. flâner is a self-described “urban perfumer”, creating non-gendered scents inspired by the small details, simple pleasures and everyday beauty of city living. 

The two teams believe that making fragrances and cocktails are more similar processes than people might think – creating unique sensorial experiences, blending disparate ingredients into a cohesive whole, even working with top, middle and base notes. They’ve tested this hypothesis by working together to create a cocktail inspired by flâner’s eau de parfum Vive La Fleur.

Vive La Fleur evokes scenes of hot jazz by the Seine with notes of white apricot, jasmine, magnolia, musk and amber. Rather than attempting to replicate the fragrance or scent notes, The Everleigh Bottling Co. focuses on vibes, thinking about the Left Bank of Paris in the 1920s with its thriving art and literary scene centred on creative freedom, unconventional attitudes and a resounding cafe culture. Paul Hammond, The Everleigh Bottling Co.’s product development manager, describes the final drink as “a captivating mix of vibrant dry gin along a backbone of biting pink grapefruit and zesty lemon with the fresh floral notes of dry cherry and white peach laced with a kiss of absinthe. Perfect for musing away an afternoon.”

You can get your hands on a Left Bank cocktail in a single serve bottle for $18, 500 ml for $79, or as gift sets – Two of a Kind (two single serve Left Bank cocktails, with two Everleigh Crystal Rocks Glasses in a fancy box) for $79 and One To Share (a 500-ml bottle paired with two crystal glasses). You can pair your purchase with the parfum, picking from a 1.5-ml sample of Vive La Fleur for $9, a 50-ml bottle for $159, or explore the full flâner fragrances discovery set (which includes five of its signature scents in 1.5-ml vials) for $40. These mix-and-match offerings are available online at The Everleigh Bottling Co.’s website or in store and online at flâner fragrances

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