It is said King Midas washed his power of turning objects into gold in the waters.
(Re)Discover three fragrances which seemed to have captured this precious metal in their bottle…
THE ICONIC – N°5, Chanel
Iconic since Marilyn’s revelation to the press, Chanel N°5 is a comforting presence which brings warmth to the heart. A luminous enveloping fragrance. Luminous by its floral notes. Enveloping by its powdery touch. A foamy bouquet which will add elegance to your day and romance to your evening. In all simplicity. Always.
The creators – In 1921, Ernest Beaux created the original perfume for Gabrielle Chanel which was then reinterpreted in 1986 by Jacques Polge into the now Eau de Parfum. The name N°5 came from the sample number Gabrielle had chosen among the several others Ernest made.
- aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli
- rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang
- iris, vanilla, vetiver
THE SENSUAL – Shalimar, Guerlain
Shalimar, an audacious sensuality. A caress with character. A standout carnal creation around balmy notes of Bourbon vanilla. Let it melt into your skin and captivate you. This classic vintage masterpiece may require a hint of taming for a better appreciation. No hesitation. Be daring.
The creator – In 1925, Jacques Guerlain created the first oriental fragrance in history inspired by the love story between Emperor Shah Jahan and Princess Mumtaz Mahal. The name Shalimar comes from the name of the gardens the emperor had built for his princess.
- flowers, bergamot
- iris, jasmine, rose
- vanilla, tonka bean
THE ADDICTIVE – Yvresse, Yves Saint Laurent
Yvresse, a warm festive scent with a bubbly personality. A sweet voluptuous fragrance leaving a seductive tray behind. A sparkling elixir spreading joy along the way. Loyal, Yvresse will always remain by your side – no matter how long it has already been. An intact relationship. Excessively addictive. Intoxicating.
The creator – In 1993, Sophia Grojman created the scandalous Champagne fragrance which had to be renamed and eventually became Yvresse.
- nectarine, lychee
- rose, violet