Eau des Délices notes:
Top: Lemon, bergamot, tangerine, verbena, petit grain, orange Middle: Lavender, neroli, orange blossom, clary sage Base: Moss, patchouli, vetiver, musk
The Early Years of Eau des Délices
Eau des Délices was created by Yuri Gutsatz seven years after Le Jardin Retrouvé was established and was originally named Véritable Eau de Cologne. It was launched in 1982, a year where fashion was ostentatious and modern technology was starting to take hold, yet Yuri Gutsatz never strayed far from the steadfastness of nature. Eau des Délices is a revitalizing Eau Fraîche that blends the finest citruses with perfumery classics such as orange blossom, lavender and oak-moss. Yuri always said: “A true perfumery line must always include a beautiful classical Eau de Cologne”! Its timeless nature has captured the hearts of countless 21st century fans.
Eau des Délices makes a comeback
When Le Jardin Retrouvé was revived in In 2016, Yuri’s son Michel, along with his wife, the artist and writer Clara Feder, had a challenging task ahead. From among Yuri’s vast and meticulously kept archives, they were to choose just seven fragrances. Eau des Délices was a little different, being an Eau Fraîche rather than an Eau de Parfum. However, it was a gamble that paid off, as critics and customers alike sing its praises, especially as spring temperatures rise.
It was very warm in the Prado Museum that afternoon. “The Garden of Delights”, painted in 1503 by Hieronymus Bosch, intrigues everyone who comes to see it, including you. Suddenly, you hear the sound of a glass that someone dropped. It leaves behind a light, fresh scent: a harmony of lemon, bergamot, mandarin, petitgrain and lavender quenches your thirst, the base notes of cypress, patchouli and oak moss delight you.
Inspiration: The Garden of Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. Words and pictures by Clara Feder. Top photo of vintage Veritable from basenotes.com. Eau des Délices collage by Sebastien Notre.