Did You Know? – Le Jardin Retrouvé Blog

Did You Know?


When Yuri and Arlette Gutsatz launched Le Jardin Retrouvé in 1975 they had a very innovative business in mind: they wanted their customers to access the wonderful sophisticated fragrances created by Yuri in many different categories. Of course fragrances, but also bath products (body wash; shampoo; bath oil and later soaps), treatments ( a wonderful oatmeal face mask), home fragrances (with scented candles and incense).. For instance if you were a lover of Yuri’s Rose Thé (now Rose Trocadéro) or Tubéreuse (now Tubéreuse Trianon) you could buy them as an Eau de Parfum, a scented candle, a bath oil or incense… You can see this in the original 1976 and 1978 price lists of the brand!

This business model was and is unique: all the other niche fragrance brands that were created at that period only had fragrances – and only much later moved to scented candles (except Diptyque who started with candles!). Some only very recently have gone into bath products (Byredo or Frédéric Malle with their soaps). Le Jardin Retrouvé from its inception offered a complete product line around its sophisticated fragrances.

This is why Clara and myself have decided to revert back to this original model : last October we launched scented candles and this month we added to our offer two scrumptious body care products: a Body Milk and a Body Scrub, both using our signature Rose Trocadéro fragrance!


We’ve designed a loyalty program that is easy and simple–just for you! Here’s a little guide that explains the nuts and bolts.

How To Earn Credits?
For every purchase made, you’ll get 5% of each purchase as cashback towards your next purchase. A win-win for you!
Simple: We display the exact amount of euros that you’ll receive–no confusing point system involved.
No Limits: Get 5% back on all purchases, including discounted products. Yep, you read that correctly.
Endless Rewards: Credits from your previous purchase(s) will never, ever expire. We promise!


How To View Your Credits?

Step 1 – Log into your Le Jardin Retrouvé account.
Step 2 – Click on the section titled “My Rewards Account”.
Step 3 – You will see full information and status of your credits.

How To Use Your Credits?

Step 1 – Log into your Le Jardin Retrouvé account.
Step 2 – Shop your favorite fragrances (or try something new!) and add them to your basket.
Step 3 – Your credits will be automatically applied to your purchase at checkout–it’s that simple!

If you have any questions (or just want to say bonjour!), email us at info@lejardinretrouve.com. We’re here to help!

Arlette Gutsatz lived a few years with her husband Yuri and her 3 children in India and fell in love with Indian textiles. Back to France in 1963, she went into importing to her country the beautiful fabrics that she loved. At that time, small cutting-edge fashion brands were emerging, some of them still existing, such as: Dorothée Bis, Chantal Thomass, Renoma, Hémisphère… Arlette began to work for them a long time before Le Jardin Retrouvé even existed. After she passed away in 2012, Clara and Michel, found an entire wall of textile samples in her home. Instead of throwing them away, Clara made a template and Michel gave the samples to sew with this instruction: “Put a different fabric on each side of the pouch”. That is why the pouches are unique!