November 2016 / Cafleurebon writes about Le Jardin Retrouvé and all our fragrances
New Fragrance Reviews: Le Jardin Retrouvé (Yuri Gutsatz) Sandalwood Sacré, Tubéreuse Trianon, Cuir de Russie & Citron Boboli + Le Nécessaire Draw
"Le Jardin Retrouvé, (roughly translated the garden refound) the first maison de niche was founded in 1975 (a year before Jean Laporte’s L’Artisan Parfumeur) by Yuri Gutsatz and has a storied past steeped in fragrance history. I was amazed to learn that in 1952, M. Maurice Lehmann, former director of the Opera de Paris, asked M. Gursatz to perfume the opera house for a sequence of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (and I thought ambient scenting was recent). Multicultural and a great scholar, Yuri Gutsatz was Vice President of the Société Française des Parfumeurs (French Perfumers’ Society), and like his predecessor, Edmond Roudnitska, he advocated the autonomy of the perfume as creator. Yuri Gutsatz worked with Jean Kerléo and other perfumers of that time to lay the foundation of the Osmothèque,(now headed by Madame Patricia de Nicolai) the library of perfumes that was established in 1990."