Francois Henin of Jovoy and perfumer Cecile Zarokian
Two of my favorite people in perfume land are the talented Cecile Zarokian, (who is celebrating her 7th year as an independent perfumer and was the first “under 40” classically trained olfactive artist featured in our Young Perfumer Series in 2014) and Francois Henin aka “The Ambassador of Rare Perfumes” for Jovoy Paris. When these two join forces, the result is pure magic and there is always a fascinating back story. I reached out to Mme. Zarokian who wrote back immediately on the genesis of Jovoy Paris Remember Me, which I smelled and loved (neo-gourmand with its cardamom and lactonic notes) at Esxence 2018.
via @cecilezarokian Instagram
“For Jovoy Paris Remember Me, I was inspired by a trip with Francois Henin in Qatar, when we went to Doha for the opening of the Jovoy boutique. Our journey was very rich in an olfactive way; I discovered a local drink, ‘Karak’, which is kind of a chai latte, a milk tea very sweet, with lots of spices like cardamom and ginger. We also went to the souk, full of different fascinating scents, where many spices meet woody and leathery smells…Then we kept exploring the city and during one of our walks I had the pleasure to smell again a frangipani blossom, which has an exquisite and divine scent, so spellbinding and so complex that it makes it a fragrance itself. This characteristic smell allows us to travel instantly, thanks to its solar and spicy notes. At the conclusion of this trip, I was filled with emotions. It was very interesting to learn a lot on the Qatari culture, the people there were so generous and extremely welcoming; I shared a unique and unforgettable experience, full of conviviality. These “memories” all translated in Jovoy Paris Remember Me”- Cecile Zarokian for CaFleureBon, August 2018
Sr. Contributor Sebastian Jara of the Smelling Great reviews Jovoy Paris Remember Me – Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
Disclosure: Sebastian received his tester from Amerikas. I had a sample from Esxence
Jovoy Paris Remember Me by Sebastian©
Thanks to Amerikas, The US distributor, we have a draw for a 100 ml bottle of Jovoy Paris Remember Me (available at ZGO Perfumery) for a registered USA and EU ONLY CaFleureBon reader and Smelling Great subscriber in the USA (if you are not sure if you are registered click here (you must register on our site or your entry will be invalid). To be eligible please leave a comment ON THIS SITE with what you enjoyed about Sebastian’s YouTube review, Cecile Zarokian’s introduction, where you live and if you are a fan of Jovoy Paris perfumes. Draw closes 8/12/2018. You can follow us @cafleurebon @lookfeelsmellgreat on Instagram. Check out @Amerikasnyc and @jovoyparis on instagram as well.