September 10, 2017
Anais Biguine, pefumer for Jardins D'Ecrivains, Les Cocottes de Paris and Gri Gri
Returning to literature , the new perfume is inspired by Romain Gary (nee Kacew) the French-Jewish novelist, film director, World War II aviator and diplomat. He wrote under the pen name Émile Ajar and was married to Jean Seberg.
“Romain Gary achieved a clever literary subterfuge when he created Emile Ajar. Anonymity was his chance to reinvent himself. Jardins D'Ecrivains finds inspiration in precisely such literary soruces, interpreting them into scent. Ajar is a chameleon like fragrance that speaks of incarnation; dark oriental incense meets dazzling orchid. A union as ambivalent and complex as human nature itself. The light and shadow within us all”
Notes: Top: Bergamot, Pear; Heart: Jasmine, Orchid; Base: Sandalwood, Incense and Oakmoss
100 ml EDP
Via Anais Beguine and my own synopsis, photos from @anaisbiguine Instagram
Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief