t is sometimes called ‘May bells’ by virtue of the shape of its flowers. A rhizomatous plant with small white bells and of the Liliaceae family, lily of the valley spreads in gardens and undergrowth. A single species exists on all continents in various forms.
A Spring flower, its sweet and enveloping fragrance is known to combat headaches.
A gust of freedom blowing from the Mascara coast and the mountains picks up on its way the green scents of fresh mint, the rashness of fights, ginger’s hot and peppered air and the perfume of tea and tobacco from the Ouled Nail tribe…
HEAD NOTES: APPLE, BLACKCURRANT BUD, CLOVE, GINGER, LEMON, MINT.
Considered by the Chinese as one of the three holy fruits with peach and lemon, the grapefruit was a symbol of prosperity and fertility. Also highly prized by the Greeks and the Romans, the hesperide has a crisp freshness: known for its rich terroir and unique soil, the Salta region enhances the citrus’ intensity. Blended with verbena and hyacinth, the grapefruit fragrance is aromatic.
Galloping from Versailles to Marseille, Madeleine’s audacious spirit trails in the wind. Iris, jasmine and rose dress their petals in handsome leather. This swashbuckling fragrance pays homage to Madeleine de Maupin — accomplished horsewoman, fencer and renown 17th century dissident.
Splinters of crimson, gold and olibanum, heady and holy perfume of altar candles, luxurious wake of the senses and perfume-burners where amber splutters : under the nave of a cathedral, the jubilant choir and the holy scents rise into the souls.