Rose, orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine, mimosa, lavender, narcissus, sweet acacia, broom and daffodil openly share their secrets, while all other species behave like olfactory mirages that emerge solely through the combined magic of the perfumer and chemical science.
The study of flowers is complex. Their nuances and diversity are olfactory treasures that have been linked to femininity by convention and tradition. Exceptions to this rule include lavender, traditionally used for men, orange and violet blossom, also adapted – in moderation – to masculine fragrances.
Flowers naturally take pride of place in the Maison’s olfactory wardrobe. I love playing with their silhouettes, their powerful sillage and the aura they bring to my compositions. Infinitely fresh in Aqua Universalis, sunny in Le Beau Parfum, subtle in Baccarat Rouge 540 and predominant in Amyris femme, they are also present in some of my men’s fragrances, including APOM, Lumière Noire and masculin Pluriel.
Whether wild or cultivated, natural or synthetic, flowers fascinate me with their beauty and universal language.