Le Jardin Retrouvé is a timeless, independant, family owned Haute Parfumerie House created in 1975 by acclaimed perfumer Yuri Gutsatz, founding father of Perfumer Perfumery. He rejected the constraints of the marketing-driven perfume industry, he was in pursuit of creative freedom and the finest possible ingredients.
41 years later, in 2016, his son and his family boldly reinvented Le Jardin Retrouvé, while keeping Yuri’s delicate formulas, as well as his historical suppliers. Le Jardin Retrouvé is a way of experiencing perfume, both inspired by nature and comforting.
Yuri’s father, David Gutsatz, was a chemist in Saint Petersburg (Leningrad in the 1930’s) and - unbeknownst to his son who had long-since fled Russia and settled in France - worked to develop some of the most important synthetic ingredients in modern perfumery. It is only much later that Yuri learnt from a friend that father and son - without being aware of it - were instrumental in building modern perfumery: one in patenting synthetic processes, the other in fostering a new vision of the art of perfumery.