Rosa Gallica

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Rosa Gallica

Brecourt

Inspiration

For the first edition of the Ephémère line, I wanted to compose with the Queen of Flowers, the one present at life's most intense moments, the one often seen adorning cradles or flowering the hand which brings a declaration of love. It invokes the luxury, nobility and purity of sentiments.

I wanted to push these values to their extreme by searching for the purest of roses: the original rose.

 

Rosa Gallica, or French Rose, is the mother of all roses; all the others known today have a share of its genes. It was already cultivated in antiquity and Anacreon evoked its fragrance in his poems, six centuries before Christ.

However, for a very long time this rose had totally disappeared from perfumers' records (I think maybe it had never figured there); only hybrid versions can still be found.

By chance, I found a producer who shares my love and respect of flowers and harvests Rosa Gallica in central Europe, where it still grows wild and organic.

 

Creation

I associated it with a harmony of dry woods, precious and rarely used in fragrances, following a very streamlined formula to accentuate the strength of its message and the addictive effect procured by this rose.

 

 

TOP NOTE
Pink pepper, incense
MIDDLE NOTE
Rosa Gallica, Myrrh
BASE NOTE
Gray amber, ebony wood, cashmere wood