January 13, 2012
The garden that perfumer Edmond Roudnitska created in Cabris,France and that his son ethical perfumer and multi sensorialist Michel Roudnitska continues to maintain was created in 1947 from stony, arid land.
Edmond and Michel Roudnitska 1947
From the age of ten, Michel helped tend the garden with his father and their perfumes were composed of many of the garden's bounty. In this exclusive pictorial, we see the garden in winter, an unearthly beauty that tells its own tale.
Mimosa under Snow
Michel 's photograph from indoors looking upon the grounds. Birds of Paradise rising triumphantly
The primroses peek through the snow
The shrine that holds the urn with the ashes of Edmond Roudnitska (1905-1996)
Wisteria under snow
A winter's tale: Cabris, France
The entrance to Sainte Blanche
The cherry blossom tree
The Japanese gardens
A glimmer of Hope
This beautiful photography is a winter gift to our readers from Michel Roudniska, CaFleurebon's Honorary Contributor and owner of Art-et-Parfum. from this garden we look forward to many beautiful perfumes in 2012.
-Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
Please feel free to leave a comment, I am sure Michel will appreciate it
Note: Edmond Roudnitska was mentor to both Jean Claude Ellena and Mona Di Orio (RIP December 9, 2011).