Have you loved this garden forever? Timeless alleys of the 18th century lead you to the Chinese Pavilion, a symbol of the fantasies of that era. The echo of your steps reverberates sounds of the past, recalling intimate memories, filled with an addictive sweetness. The scent of bergamot, vanilla, amber, patchouli, tonka bean and neroli mingle in a comforting obsession. You would easily lose yourself in this imaginary Orient.
Inspiration: Sans Souci Palace garden, Potsdam, Germany
Beautiful warm floral
Soft and old-fashioned in the best way: elegant and sensual. Even makes orange blossom smell nice on me, which is rare with my stubborn chemistry! This house does good work.
Have been wearing a spray of Le Jardin Retrouve Oriental Sans Souci eau de parfum on my left wrist for 12 hours and it is still going strong. It is a wonderful fragrance that makes me think of the past. It makes me remember my grandfather. It has bergamot, patchouli, vanilla and coumarin notes that are the most dominant to my nose. It is a limited release that will ship out in October and it will be perfect for Autumn. This may be originally a scent from the 1960's that Yuri Gutsatz created but it should still resonate with anyone who has a desire to yearn for times once passed enveloped in a sensual and comforting warmth.
This is a stunning oriental, quite heavy on the vanilla (is there benzoin in here as well?), with gorgeous warm nuances of cinnamon and clove (I think that's what I'm detecting) - and a lovely, shy rose that gives the composition a smooth, velvety feeling. This one reminds me of a lighter and more demure, younger sister of Shalimar. It's like Shalimar without the pronounced citrus and iris (well, there's a bit of citrus in the opening of this black sample too, but it fades quicker than in Shalimar - at least on my skin). Very classy, elegant, beautiful and vintage-esque. I think I've found my favourite fragrance!
This is such a magical combination! Morocco, for me, was a total re-education of the senses... it was long ago... the orange blossoms, the roses, the resins and the spices ... (family lived there, for work; I never wanted to return to my studies, I should have fought more to stay for there was so much to learn! I fell head over heels and it was such a different time) Moroccan orange blossom with Jasmine sambac , is serendipitous and sumptuous at once, add the mystery of Madagascar Ylang-Ylang ( which, I admit I have not been properly introduced... unless it is the heaven found in “Tubéreuse Trianon “) then I cannot wait! For those with wanderlust, blessed with poetic synesthesia, those who can imagine this garden so clearly; this creation, inexplicably , will become part of one’s soul!