pc01 by Patricia Choux for biehl parfumkunstwerke 2007

Hi there Niche Nerds,

Here we have a crew from Hamburg who really want to give perfumers free reign. They make small batches of juice and use simple packaging, everything is about the fragrance. That’s a pretty cool way to work, “Quality NOT Quantity” but it does make me wonder how they make any money? To be honest I’ve not tried very much of the line before but when I did try them was in major sniff mode on holidays so my memories are hazy at best.

What you’ll get today is a stream of consciousness first impression, pretty sure I’ve never sniffed pc01 before and I haven’t looked up the notes yet, come on, it’ll be fun……

pc01 by Patricia Choux for biehl parfumkunstwerke 2007

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BaseNotes gives these featured accords:
Top: Tangerine, neroli, davana, mango leaves
Heart: Peony, iris, mango
Base: Kashmir wood, vetiver, musk

So on opening I get a lovely aquatic fruity melange that is reminiscent of one of the Hermès Jardin range, a fruit salad with a lovely nearly ripe mango and some other fruits that is sheer and mildly salted. I think even in the opening I can smell the vetiver where the brackish water feature of its dry greenness is the focus they’ve chosen. There is something slightly wild and unfettered about pc01 even though I get no growl, it’s just a feeling.

MMMMMMMMMM yes, I smell summer, boating on a bay, everything I smell here is tinged with water and wind. A warm day but you’re sitting in the shade, maybe you’re drinking fruity cocktails. Maybe you’ve had lunch, some drinks and a fruits salad to finish. This then is the scent in your mouth and nose just before you dive into the bay to work off those calories.

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The heart is slightly sweet peony that is still quite sheer and lightly fruity, a fresh (as in fresh flowers not super jock blue frags) fragrance that is cool and collected. I don’t get much wood at all but loads of white musk and a little dry vetiver in the base. Simple and it smells nice. An extremely expensive feeling department store fragrance that you could easily gift.

SURPRISE!!! I thought this was going to be way too challenging, arty farty, unwearable, head up their ass perfume that I would have to be totally objective about. Um, NO! It’s lovely, wearable and not challenging at all. Actually it’s so pretty I could imagine it becoming a go to, spritz & go fragrance.

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Further reading: From Pyrgos and Now Smell This
First In Fragrance has €150/100ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $4/ml

Have you tried any of these biehl parfumkunstwerke fragrances?
Portia xx

11 comments on “pc01 by Patricia Choux for biehl parfumkunstwerke 2007

  1. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    Awhile ago I won a lovely set of biehl parfumkunstwerke samples that include mb (Mark Buxten) 01, 02, 03, gs (Geza Schoen) 01, 02, 03 and pc (Patricia Choux) 01 and 02, all carefully packaged as a boxed collection. I tried each one briefly and find them all very wearable. One of these days it might be fun to do a comparison of, say, the 01s from this set? These beauties certainly deserve more airtime!
    Azar xx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Azar,
      I am completely surprised by how wearable this one was though if I want a huge sweet fruit hit I will probably go for my Badgely Mischka parfum which I love when the mood hits.
      Portia xx

  2. Bianca b says:

    I found this a bit too zesty in the top although I liked the drydown. I love the biehl line though and have many if their others, they are really beautiful! And I personally love their no name marketing!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Aha BiancaB,
      You are the first person I’ve read who likes the No Naming. I’m really glad it has an audience.
      Portia xx

      • Bianca b says:

        I just like that there are no preconceived ideas about the fragrance via advertising/photos/names…kind of a blank canvas for my brain to make up it’s own thoughts, if that makes sense! Not sure I’d want all my frags to be like this but out of my 400+ Bottle collection, the one house I own the most bottles of is biehl!! I’m certain it has something to do with it 🙂

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        OK, that’s really interesting Bianca B. I like the way you have thought it out and I love that thew number system sets you free to dream. Seems to be hitting all the right buttons, especially if they are your most popular FB house.
        Portia xx

  3. Kandice says:

    I’ve tried a few but this was my favorite by far. (Can’t remember the others. The lack of names frustrates me completely!). I have a large sample size and can’t decide if it’s FB worthy, but it is very pretty and wearable. The only thing stopping me is the opening. To me it smells like bananas (I guess that’s the mango maybe). But it’s a little off-putting. Once that goes away I really like it. Thanks for the review!

    • Azar says:

      Hi Kandice,
      The “no-name” thing really bothers me too! It seems easier, somehow, to remember a fragrance when it is labeled with a name rather than a coded number. Even Choux No. 1 would be easier to recall than pc01.
      azar xx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Kandice,
      I’m going to try it again this week and sniff for bananas.
      Portia xx

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