May 23, 2017
Giovanna Antonelli Brazilian Actress and Muse
Fragrances that are inspired by celebrities are not unusual. Truth be told they are usually mindless, soul-less commercial scents that the famous personality is not involved with. It is always the interaction and involvement of the perfumers and celebrity, the quality of material and attention to detail that can differentiate a “celebuscent” from an artistic perfume.
Courtoismourot is a new haute perfume company based in Paris whose inaugural collection of three niche fragrances was inspired the famous Brazilian actress Giovanna Antonelli. Co-founder Lionel Guignard’s partner Edson Fernandes, a designer met Giovanna Antonelli in Brazil and “fell in love” with her spirit. Although she has turned down every other beauty project, her love of perfume and her desire to be involved in a fragrance collection that used only the finest ingredients, all created by world renowned noses (Julie Masse, Cecile Matton and Mathilde Bijaoui of Mane) and reflected her passion, was the reason that she accepted. Working closely with Mane, each perfume is a facet of Giovanna.
INSPIRATION: TRIBUTE TO THE ROYAL PALACE: This eau de parfum was inspired by the Palais- Royal, a landmark of Parisian life, “a little” suranne, where still float the spirits of Molière, Colette, Cocteau and yet violently contemporary still float … La Comédie Française, the romantic gardens and the shops of yesterday and today sheltered under arcades in row. It is one of the most charming corners of the city of light, naturally chic, without ostentation.
Julie Masse of Mane
“Giovanna reminded me of a woman in love with beauty, feminine, a little theatrical, who likes beautiful classical things and appropriates them by modernizing them. In my opinion, his perfume must have been a floral cyprus.” Julie Masse
Top: Rose de Bulgarie, Bergamota, Pimenta, Chamomille flower
Heart: Jasmim sambac, Ylang ylang, Peony
Base: Patchouli, Ambar, Vetiver, Santal
INSPIRATION: WALK IN RIO’S BOTANICAL GARDEN: The Rio Botanical Garden blossoms at the foot of the Corcovado, in the heart of the Carioca city. majestic trees, exuberant tropical plants and collections of rare orchids, this is a haven of serenity just a short distance from the vibrant beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. As a true nature lover, Giovanna wished to dedicate a perfume to this extraordinary green space where she loves to walk with her children.
Cecile Matton of Mane
“Giovanna is a pure Carioca, joyful, generous, radiant. She inspired for me a fragrance dominated by an urban tuberous that was vibrant. A fragrance with sensual and spicy notes for an unforgettable trail.” Cecile Matton
Top: Rhubarbe, Pear, Bergamote.
Heart: Tubéreuse, Jasmin d’Egypte, Hawthorn.
Base:Licorice, Iris, Benjoin, Vanille.
INSPIRATION: IMMERSION IN THE HEART OF SAMPA: Gigantic urban jungle, Sao Paulo is a very creative and cosmopolitan city open to the world: a tropical New York. “Sampa”, as its inhabitants call her, exudes a formidable vitality mixed with “dolce vita”. Giovanna wished to salute this epicurean who reinvents herself relentlessly by offering her its most powerful perfume because it is here that the heart of Brazil beats the strongest!
Mathilde Bijaoui of Mane
“I wanted to create a voluptuous, intoxicating and full-bodied signature that reflects the temperament of fire, both magnetic and sensual ” Gio ” and whose silky floral heart is gradually unveiled.“-Mathilde Bijaoui
Top: Bergamote, Piment, Clove, Lavande
Heart: Green notes, Jasmin, Honey, Balsamic
Base: Patchouli, Ambre, Musc, Vanille
As for the number 11 in each name, it is Giovanna’s favorite number. It has always been around in her life and since the start she wanted the number to be associated to her scented adventure. It symbolizes joy, love, “abundancia” (in Portuguese), happiness and luck.
100ml/ 150 €
–Michelyn Camen, Editor- in- Chief and my own synopsis