The Magician of Desire

Most expensive spice in the world after saffron, it takes more than 18 months of work to harvest vanilla which has the flavor of happiness.

I wanted to work with natural vanilla beans and not with synthetics, I chose Madagascar’s vanilla for its depth and its distinguished, faceted aspect.

The challenge was to approach it in a new way and give it original facets (aromatic, spicy or even sunny) in order to surprise you.

Discover each perfume by clicking on the bottle and the button below so I can guide you in video.

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Virgile

Aromatic Vanilla

This balanced, sensible perfume is named in honor of the poet Virgil, often depicted with a band of aromatic leaves woven into his hair.

Inspiration

In this bold and unprecedented combination with vanilla, aromatic notes enliven and calm the mind, as the body of geranium leaf contrasts with the assertive character of cedar, mixed with gentle leather notes.

This balanced, sensible perfume is named in honor of the poet Virgil, often depicted with a band of aromatic leaves woven into his hair.

Sauge sclaree
Clary Sage
Cedre
Cedar
Romarin
Rosemary
Bergamote
Bergamot
Mandarine
Mandarin
Rose
Rose
Cuir
Leather
Vanille
Vanilla
Madagascar
Geranium
Geranium

Raw Material n°1

Clary Sage

Clary sage can lend a tonic and aromatic note to perfumes. It is rarely used in perfumery, which lends a unique aspect to Virgile. It is a deep aromatic note, very rich in woody, lavender, green, and mint aspects.

Raw Material n°2

Cedar

Cedar generally cone-shaped trees of enormous size. Several varieties of cedar are used in perfumery, such as the Atlas cedar and the Virginia cedar. The Virginia cedar, used in Virgile, is recognizable by its characteristic pencil-lead scent and its resinous, woody, dry and vibrant aspect.

Raw Material n°3

Rosemary

Native to the Mediterranean, rosemary is grown in France, Spain, Morocco and Italy. It is very easy to identify, its small pointed leaves, regularly used in cooking, camphoric smell and has a waft of lavender, which also makes you think of incense. The rosemary flower is aromatic, fresh, herbaceous, camphorated, a little wild, and bitter.

Raw Material n°4

Bergamot

Bergamot is a citrus fruit that resembles a small orange with greenish flesh and yellow skin when ripe. It is now mainly grown in Italy. Fresh, lively, bubbly, zesty, fruity, bitter, Bergamot also has the distinction of having a floral and slight lavender smell.

Raw Material n°5

Mandarin

La mandarine est native de Chine, on la trouve dans le bassin méditerranéen (Espagne et Italie). Frais, doux, vif, pétillant, acidulé, un peu sucré, joyeux, c’est certainement l'agrume le plus solaire et radiant de tous.

Raw Material n°6

Rose

In perfumery, two botanical varieties of the rose can be used: Centifolia rose and Rose Damascena. Centifolia rose in Grasse, France and Damascena rose in Morocco, Bulgaria and Turkey. To the nose, the Centifolia rose has a more honeyed and Oriental smell to it than the Damascena rose, which is slightly fresher, fruitier and livelier.

Raw Material n°7

Leather

The leather note was previously provided by birch wood, which has since been forbidden. It has been replaced by an assembly of various notes that give a dark, leathery effect. In this fragrance, it is a molecule that was used; suderal makes it possible to yield a lighter, softer suede scent.

Raw Material n°8

Vanilla

In its natural state, the vanilla used in perfumes is a vine plant that grows in tropical forests, part of the orchid family. Vanilla grows as long green pods, which are wrapped in a cloth and heated for around 9 months, fermented, dried and finally graded, before the vanilla absolute can be extracted. Its complex perfume is not sweet and had many facets, leathery, woody and balmy.

Raw Material n°9

Geranium

This rustic flower shares 30% of its DNA with its cousin, the rose. That means it has a rosy scent, with mint, lemon, and lemongrass aspects that come from its downy leaves. It is only by rubbing the leaves between one’s fingertips that its very fresh, assertive scent is perceptible.

Vanori

Sunny Vanilla

The name Vanori might be murmured on the island of Mayotte. Sunny, generous Vanori takes you to her boat to show you the island’s otherworldly beaches and for a visit of its ylang ylang and vanilla plantations.

Inspiration

Brilliant grapefruit introduces exotic flowers, all the better to melt into vanilla mixed with the scent of sun-warmed skin. The fragrance runs through with sunshine, immediately transporting you to a faraway, exotic locale.

The name Vanori might be murmured on the island of Mayotte. Sunny, generous Vanori takes you to her boat to show you the island’s otherworldly beaches and for a visit of its ylang ylang and vanilla plantations.

Jasmin
Jasmine
Egypte
Benjoin
Benzoin
Vanille
Vanilla
Madagascar
Frangipanier
Plumeria
Santal
Sandalwood
Baies roses
Baie Rose
Reunion
Styrax
Styrax
Pamplemousse
Grapefruit
Miel
Honey

Raw Material n°1

Jasmine

There are two varieties of jasmine: Grandiflorum and Sambac. In this formula, the opulent, sensual, addictive and creamy Grandiflorum has been used It was first discovered in Egypt and its name comes from the Persian term 'Yasmin' which means perfumed flower. The intense fragrance of this little white flower, which is harvested by hand at dawn, has perfumed the gardens of numerous emperors and sultans.

Raw Material n°2

Benzoin

A true luxury of Laos, benzoin is a balsamic resin from the regions of Sumatra and Siam. There are different vanilla scents coming from benzoin: sweet, balsamic, warm, almond, resinous, a little wild, oriental, powdery, chocolatey, suave, sensual, slightly caramelised, honeyed and a little woody.

Raw Material n°3

Vanilla

In its natural state, the vanilla used in perfumes is a vine plant that grows in tropical forests, part of the orchid family. Vanilla grows as long green pods, which are wrapped in a cloth and heated for around 9 months, fermented, dried and finally graded, before the vanilla absolute can be extracted. Its complex perfume is not sweet and had many facets, leathery, woody and balmy.

Raw Material n°4

Plumeria

When this tree was discovered in the Caribbean, it was dubbed Frangipani in honor of the Italian marquis of the same name. The plumeria flower exhales exotic, vanilla fragrances. It is said to be a muted flower, resulting as it does from a combination of different notes: some ylang ylang, sunny notes, a hint of coconut, some almond, etc.

Raw Material n°5

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is native to India and Indonesia. It is woody, creamy, velvety, powdery, balsamic, milky, soft, warm, sensual, a little leathery, slightly wild ... It is distinct of having little volatility, so therefore not too strong of a smell. On the other hand, it has incredible tenacity.

Raw Material n°6

Baie Rose

Also known as 'pink pepper', this essence adds both a vivacious freshness and a little fizz of citrus to the perfume, slightly green, soft and peppery. It comes from a small mastic tree originating from Peru, which grows on the Islands of La Reunion and Mauritius. It bears bunches of scarlet red berries which are only ever harvested by hand.

Raw Material n°7

Styrax

Styrax is a shrub whose trunk is striped to obtain a resin with a balsamic note. Its scent is strong, with aspects of vanilla and leather and a smoky effect.

Raw Material n°8

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is native to Florida and Brazil. The essential oil extracted from its bark has hints of hesperidium, green, bitter and sulfuric smell. It is used among others with citrus tones, with it providing a spicy freshness.

Raw Material n°9

Honey

A culinary delight and a cosmetic remedy, honey is also used in perfumery. After honey is extracted, the beeswax is processed with volatile solvents in order to obtain the absolute. Honey has fruity, slightly flower, nourishing, and sunny notes.

Valkyrie

Fresh Vanilla

Referencing the warrior goddesses and the Wagner opera, I imagined Valkyrie as a god or goddess with a warlike and uncompromising nature, like an unforgettable adventurer.

Inspiration

Valkyrie takes you by surprise with its great freshness, thanks to lime, basil, and spearmint. Valkyrie is worn without restraint, because it has an exciting, radiant scent that leaves behind a remarkable sillage. It’s a big bang of fresh notes with a gentle, sexy vanilla heart.

Referencing the warrior goddesses and the Wagner opera, I imagined Valkyrie as a god or goddess with a warlike and uncompromising nature, like an unforgettable adventurer.

Vanille
Vanilla
Madagascar
Citron vert
Lime
Orange bigarade
Bitter Orange
Bergamote
Bergamot
Menthe crepue
Spearmint
Galbanum
Galbanum
Limette
Lime
Santal
Sandalwood
Basilic
Basil

Raw Material n°1

Vanilla

In its natural state, the vanilla used in perfumes is a vine plant that grows in tropical forests, part of the orchid family. Vanilla grows as long green pods, which are wrapped in a cloth and heated for around 9 months, fermented, dried and finally graded, before the vanilla absolute can be extracted. Its complex perfume is not sweet and had many facets, leathery, woody and balmy.

Raw Material n°2

Lime

Limes come from the lime tree, with the main producers being Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Haiti. Limes are small fruit, whose skin and flesh are green, with an oval or round shape. Their scent is green, like coca-cola, with a smell that is a bit sweet, acidic, fresh, and tonic.

Raw Material n°3

Bitter Orange

The orange is a citrus fruit whose peel is processed via expression. This bitter variety is produced by the bitter orange tree, grown in Calabria. It is believed that the orange may be the mythical “golden apples” of the Garden of the Hesperides. The bitter orange tree also produces leaves, from which petitgrain is extracted, and blossoms, which yield two products: neroli essential oil and orange blossom absolute.

Raw Material n°4

Bergamot

Bergamot is a citrus fruit that resembles a small orange with greenish flesh and yellow skin when ripe. It is now mainly grown in Italy. Fresh, lively, bubbly, zesty, fruity, bitter, Bergamot also has the distinction of having a floral and slight lavender smell.

Raw Material n°5

Spearmint

Spearmint is one of the many varieties of mint that originate primarily from the United States. Its dark green leaves take the shape of a spear, hence its name in English. It has a chlorophyll aspect and is fresh, herbaceous, minty, and just the slightest bit spicy.

Raw Material n°6

Galbanum

Galbanum is an umbelliferous plant with yellow flowers, produced mainly in Iran. Galbanum gum is obtained by cutting into the roots; this gum is then distilled to obtain the essence, or processed with solvents to obtain a resinoid. It has a strong, bitter, earthy, green scent with a great deal of character.

Raw Material n°7

Lime

Limes come from the lime tree, with the main producers being Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Haiti. Limes are small fruit, whose skin and flesh are green, with an oval or round shape. Their scent is green, like coca-cola, with a smell that is a bit sweet, acidic, fresh, and tonic.

Raw Material n°8

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is native to India and Indonesia. It is woody, creamy, velvety, powdery, balsamic, milky, soft, warm, sensual, a little leathery, slightly wild ... It is distinct of having little volatility, so therefore not too strong of a smell. On the other hand, it has incredible tenacity.

Raw Material n°9

Basil

The basil used in Valkyrie comes from the Comoros. Basil essential oil comes from the fresh leaves of the plant, which must be dried prior to proceeding with distillation. It has a fresh, aromatic, yet surprisingly herbaceous and aniseed fragrance, quite distant from the scent of fresh basil.

Vangelis

Spciy Vanilla

Gentle, tender, and charismatic, yet full-bodied, Vangelis contains both yin and yang. Vangelis brings patience and spirituality together with energy.

Inspiration

The clementine rushes to the fore to brighten a surprisingly bold carnation heart with its smile. Then the vanilla is infused in a chai tea, where spices scintillate in all their splendor. An assertive perfume that combines the strength of spices and wood with the softness of vanilla.

Gentle, tender, and charismatic, yet full-bodied, Vangelis contains both yin and yang. Vangelis brings patience and spirituality together with energy.

Clementine
Clementine
Amande
Bitter almond
France
Jasmin
Jasmine
Egypte
Cardamome
Cardamom
Vanille
Vanilla
Madagascar
Santal
Sandalwood
Oeillet
Carnation
Poivre noir
Black Pepper
Clou de girofle
Clove

Raw Material n°1

Clementine

The clementine tree is a hybrid of the bitter orange and the mandarin orange trees. Brother Clement, a white missionary in Algeria, was the first to cultivate this new type of seedless fruit, to which he lent his name: the clementine. Its scent is fresh, lively, bubbly, and very sunny, and its essence is extracted from its peels.

Raw Material n°2

Bitter almond

Originally from Asia Minor, the almond tree spread throughout Spain, France and Italy. Bitter almond is the seed contained within the fruit stone. The essence obtained by distilling these seeds in a natural product. It has a rich fragrance without being sweet. Bitter almond rises, it escapes from the first notes of the perfume.

Raw Material n°3

Jasmine

There are two varieties of jasmine: Grandiflorum and Sambac. In this formula, the opulent, sensual, addictive and creamy Grandiflorum has been used It was first discovered in Egypt and its name comes from the Persian term 'Yasmin' which means perfumed flower. The intense fragrance of this little white flower, which is harvested by hand at dawn, has perfumed the gardens of numerous emperors and sultans.

Raw Material n°4

Cardamom

Cardamom is a fresh spice that comes from a plant grown primarily in India. The seeds in the fruit capsule are distilled to produce an essential oil with a spicy, woody, camphoric, aniseed and aldehyde scent. A cousin of ginger, it gives a perfume great vibration, as well as considerable style.

Raw Material n°5

Vanilla

In its natural state, the vanilla used in perfumes is a vine plant that grows in tropical forests, part of the orchid family. Vanilla grows as long green pods, which are wrapped in a cloth and heated for around 9 months, fermented, dried and finally graded, before the vanilla absolute can be extracted. Its complex perfume is not sweet and had many facets, leathery, woody and balmy.

Raw Material n°6

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is native to India and Indonesia. It is woody, creamy, velvety, powdery, balsamic, milky, soft, warm, sensual, a little leathery, slightly wild ... It is distinct of having little volatility, so therefore not too strong of a smell. On the other hand, it has incredible tenacity.

Raw Material n°7

Carnation

The carnation flower provides an essential oil not often used in perfumery, because its smell is disappointing. The desired smell is that of the carnation mint, so it is a harmony used in perfumery with a blend of a rose and mixture of spices, the dominant spice being a clove.

Raw Material n°8

Black Pepper

The pepper plant, a creeper, is most notably grown in Madagascar. Depending on the processing and the harvesting stage, the seeds could yield different colors of pepper. Black pepper is a whole dried berry, harvested when mature and processed via distillation. It can be considered a hot spice, even though it can have a fresh, citrusy aspect.

Raw Material n°9

Clove

From an evergreen tree with oval leaves, the floral buds, called cloves, are harvested, then sun-dried. The clove selected for Vangelis comes from Indonesia. It makes it possible to create a spicy, slightly peppery carnation note, and it also has a bitter chocolate aspect.

Vahina

Floral Vanilla

Vahine is a Tahitian word meaning concubine, wife, or mistress. The name Vahina carries strong connotations of love and passion, and pays tribute to the painter Gauguin.

Inspiration

My favorite flower, the orange blossom, which becomes sensual and bountiful when married with other exotic flowers. It’s a fruity, vanilla-tinged nectar, enlivened by mandarin and accentuated with a slight woody note and a hint of almondy tonka bean.

Vahine is a Tahitian word meaning concubine, wife, or mistress. The name Vahina carries strong connotations of love and passion, and pays tribute to the painter Gauguin.

Osmanthus
Osmanthus
Neroli
Neroli
Aubepine
Hawthorn
Mandarine
Mandarin
Fleur oranger
Orange blossom
Italie
Vanille
Vanilla
Madagascar
Feve tonka
Tonka Bean
Petit grain
Petitgrain
Bergamote
Bergamot

Raw Material n°1

Osmanthus

The extract of this flower, originating from the Guangxi province of China, produces an absolute with a fruity, sweet, honeyed scent with apricot notes. It also has lightly animal and leathery aspects. It is frequently used in China to flavor tea.

Raw Material n°2

Neroli

The essence of neroli is fresh, airy, lavender, a little marshmallow, slightly reminiscent of hesperidium, a sweet and fresh floral smell.

Raw Material n°3

Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a small thorny and wild shrub. It brings a velvety floral note to scented creations with hints of green, mimosa, balsamic and almond. It is not natural, but instead it is a molecule called anisaldehyde, first discovered in 1887.

Raw Material n°4

Mandarin

La mandarine est native de Chine, on la trouve dans le bassin méditerranéen (Espagne et Italie). Frais, doux, vif, pétillant, acidulé, un peu sucré, joyeux, c’est certainement l'agrume le plus solaire et radiant de tous.

Raw Material n°5

Orange blossom

The bitter orange is a precious tree, it grows five to ten metres tall. Its five petal flowers are white are pink and hand harvested in April. We get two very different products from these flowers: orange blossom absolute through extraction using solvents and Neroli essence through distillation. Orange blossom absolute is very rich and acts at the heart of a perfume, giving it an addictive, sensual, animalistic tones.

Raw Material n°6

Vanilla

In its natural state, the vanilla used in perfumes is a vine plant that grows in tropical forests, part of the orchid family. Vanilla grows as long green pods, which are wrapped in a cloth and heated for around 9 months, fermented, dried and finally graded, before the vanilla absolute can be extracted. Its complex perfume is not sweet and had many facets, leathery, woody and balmy.

Raw Material n°7

Tonka Bean

The absolute Tonka bean is obtained by extracting the seed from a tree that grows in Brazil. It is composed largely of coumarone, which has a powdery, almond, and hay smell. But the absolute is more complex, tobacco, grilled, wild with a vanilla pod and cigar look.

Raw Material n°8

Petitgrain

Petitgrain essential oil is obtained through distillation of the leaves of the bitter orange tree. Its scent is lavender, green, very fresh, rising, and lightly smoky.

Raw Material n°9

Bergamot

Bergamot is a citrus fruit that resembles a small orange with greenish flesh and yellow skin when ripe. It is now mainly grown in Italy. Fresh, lively, bubbly, zesty, fruity, bitter, Bergamot also has the distinction of having a floral and slight lavender smell.

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