Chorny Lebed (Black Swan)

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Chorny Lebed is a magic character from Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake, a gem of the Russian classics. This is a captivating work of art, full of dramatics. A collective image of a fateful and seductive woman in the guise of a black swan, gracefully glides across the water surface by day, opening up its witchery at night when it maddens everyone it encounters on its way.

The colourful fragrance of Chorny Lebed incarnates a magic image of a woman engaged in eternal battle of light and dark forces. The famous perfumer Alienor Massenet incarnated in her composition Chorny Lebed the idea of eternal confrontation of light and darkness, using for this purpose two key ingredients, a red rose and spicy patchouli against the background of saturated and bright floral, spicy and woody notes. The beauty and dramatics of the fragrance stem from exotic white orchids, velvety violets and red roses. The heady sillage of patchouli, spicy vetiver and precious sandalwood symbolises the mysterious force of witchery. 

Fragrance Facts

Head notes: Bergamot, Hazelnut, Almond
Heart notes: Rose, Violet, Orchid, Heliotrope
Base notes: Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood

Perfumer: Alienor Massenet
Conception: Moscow, Russia
Year of Release: 2019

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Brocard Group was founded in 1991 and and for 25 years is one of the leaders in the perfumes and cosmetics market in Russia. The ambition of Brocard is to revive the traditions of the art of Russian perfumery, the guild of Henri Brocard, Alexander Ostroumov, Rallet, who provided their products to the imperial court and won the recognition of customers, Russian and European by the quality, diversity and originality of their floral cologne and scented waters. The Brocard Group has been the winner of the International FiFi awards "Breakthrough of the Year"!

Bertrand Duchaufour

Bertrand began his perfumer career in Grasse in 1985. He learned from the senior Master Perfumers at Florasynth and Symrise and shaped during all these years his own approach to Perfumery.

“I had acquired a very specific approach to perfumery, which is that of all the perfumers in the big labs. By becoming independent, by working in my own lab, directly on my formulas, by weighing them, I’ve developed a different approach to perfumery, another way of building my perfumes. My control over raw materials is getting better and better”. - Bertrand Duchaufour.


Marine Ipert


Christian Vermorel


Alienor Massenet

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