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Scented Matches Alexandrie

Scented Matches Alexandrie

Coated with a scented solution with intense notes of mint tea, lemon, blackcurrant, ginger and vanilla, the Officine’s matches elegantly perfume the atmosphere in the room with one swift stroke.

Regular price 13,33 €
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“Alexandrie” combines fresh lemon with the inimitable, divine scent of mint tea. The fragrant duo is nuanced with the green, fruity, mysteriously complex scent of blackcurrant, the spiciness of ginger and the body of vanilla.

According to legend, the city of Alexandria was born from a dream Alexander the Great had, in which Homer visited him to point out the place where he would build his ideal city, between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mareotis, in the middle of the Nile Delta. The city and its seaport were built in 331 BC, following a grid plan carefully designed by the King of Macedonia, conqueror and new Pharaoh of Egypt. Its lighthouse, symbol of the city, is evoked in this perfume by the vibrant, golden light of the lemon. It was praised as one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the greatest poets, including Victor Hugo. Its outstanding library, the most extensive in the ancient world, attracted the most erudite scholars of its time. Here, it is embodied by the woody scent of oak moss.

Gardens occupied a large part of the original city and are still a regal feature of the modern metropolis, like the fabulous Montazah gardens surrounding the palace built in the 1930s and overlooking the city: in “Alexandrie”, they are represented by ideally green, oriental notes, spiced with ginger and velvety blackcurrant leaves. Greek geographer Strabo recalled that Alexandria was the “counter of the world”: a cultural melting pot, bustling with activity, attracting a cosmopolitan population from all around the Mediterranean. To evoke this great, utopian blend of cultures, what better symbol than mint tea, a drink loved by all and fully embraced by everyone in North Africa, here combined with vanilla’s precious hedonism.

“If a man make a pilgrimage round Alexandria in the morning, God will make for him a golden crown, set with pearls, perfumed with musk and camphor, and shining from the East to the West.”
Topographer and historian Ibn Dukmak (15th century), quoted by E.M. Forster in “Alexandria: A History and a Guide," 1922.

The Officine's prowess

The deodorizing power of matches has been attested for centuries, notably when it comes to sanitizing the restroom’s atmosphere quickly and innocuously. Officine Universelle Buly took inspiration from this knowledge and created the Scented Matches.

The match manufacturer himself, who at first was slightly baffled, was won over by the idea. The process required many trials before finding the right dosage of perfume concentrate to obtain what we had in mind, i.e. an ephemeral, scented smoke with a remarkable odoriferous power.

Cut to a good length in tender wood before being coated in a scented solution, Officine Universelle Buly’s matches fill the room with their fragrance in one fell swoop.

Advice for Use & Care

The trick is to let it burn for as long as possible, holding it with the tip of the fingers or putting it down delicately in a small saucer to enjoy its scented smoke until the very end.

Precautions: Always make sure the match is completely put out before throwing it away. Keep the matches out of the reach of children or pets.


Consigne de tri applicable à la France 


Shipping & Returns

No matter how far your parcel travels, the items it contains are protected with great care. Our shipping officers ensure that flasks, tubes, porcelain and marble arrive in a faultless state, as polished and refined as when placed on the shelves of the Officine.

The Officine Universelle Buly envisages in-store collection and delivery by courier for the city of Paris as well as delivery in France and internationally with the carrier DHL.


Delivery by courier in Paris: 1 working day
Delivery by DHL in France or Europe: 1 to 4 working days
Delivery by DHL Worldwide: 2 to 6 working days

Our team will edeavour to meet and exceed expectations and deadlines. However, Buly can not be held responsible for delays incumbent on: suspension of service of our carriers as well as customs procedures for shipments abroad.

Nota Bene: please note that our shipping costs do not include the customs fees sometimes required by some countries, which unfortunately we have no control over.

For health reasons, Officine Universelle Buly does not accept returns.


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On the onyx- and jade-encrusted pavement, moonlight outlines the leaves on the citrus trees, the dance of the palm trees, and cradles the evening heat. The night, pouring in, sends shivers through the blue, minty shadow of the garden. In the shade of the canopy, the curved blade of a scimitar, a cold eye cast in marble.

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