December 6, 2016
Le Jardin Retrouvé, (roughly translated the garden refound) the first maison de niche was founded in 1975 (a year before Jean Laporte’s L’Artisan Parfumeur) by Yuri Gutsatz and has a storied past steeped in fragrance history. I was amazed to learn that in 1952, M. Maurice Lehmann, former director of the Opera de Paris, asked M. Gursatz to perfume the opera house for a sequence of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (and I thought ambient scenting was recent). Multicultural and a great scholar, Yuri Gutsatz was Vice President of the Société Française des Parfumeurs (French Perfumers’ Society), and like his predecessor, Edmond Roudnitska, he advocated the autonomy of the perfume as creator. Yuri Gutsatz worked with Jean Kerléo and other perfumers of that time to lay the foundation of the Osmothèque,(now headed by Madame Patricia de Nicolai) the library of perfumes that was established in 1990.
Thanks to the generosity of Le Jardin Retrouvé we are offering a Le Nécessaire (includes an empty 50ml screen-printed glass bottle, an empty 15ml screen-printed glass bottle, a glass funnel and a 125ml aluminum flask) of your choice of Sandalwood Sacre, Cuir de Russie, Tubéreuse Trianon or Citron Boboli to a registered reader anywhere in the world. The winner of the draw is Barbara Harris who chose Sandalwood Sacre. Please email michelyn at cafleurebon dawt com with Le Jardin Retrouvé Le Nécessaire Sandalwood Sacre as your subject and your complete mailing and phone details by 12/7/2016 10;00 AM EDT. This is a deadline and no exceptions if you are late. Please use your email from your comment so we know it is you.
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