L’Essence de Présence shares its predecessor’s originality and elegance,
with the addition of a warmer, more potent, mysterious undertone.
L’Essence de Présence elicits the balanced, elegant mood typical of classic European perfumes,
but with a unique, personal twist. L’Essence de Présence features a number of
Altena’s favourite ingredients such as bergamot, cedarwood and vetiver.
Also enriching the formula is a line-up of earthier components like patchouli and
the exotic guaiac wood, also known in Paraguay as palo santo, or sacred wood.
In a world in which new niche scents are launched every week, Altena’s greatest
challenge was to uncover a formula that balances effervescence with a comfortable complexity.
In short, rather than create yet another iteration on the theme of the classic scents,
he strove to craft a fragrance unlike any other.