Sidonie-Gabielle Colette (1873-1954) Famous novelist, Colette moved to Saint Tropez in 1925. She will say “I know Saint Tropez. He still exists. He will always exist for those who rise at dawn”.
A warm fragrance evocative of summertime, crickets, and holidays. It is the emblem of the Mediterranean, where this oldest of domesticated fruits has been grown for thousands of years.
Medieval poet Béroul wrote of pine in the garden where Tristan and Isolde went to meet, where the King hid to spy on the illicit lovers. Its resinous fragrance is Mediterranean in spirit, providing the shade for Colette’s «trellis of Muscat grapes».
Jasmine, along with rose, is one of the leading flowers of the perfume industry. For centuries, in the East, jasmine has been a symbol of beauty and feminine temptation. Cleopatra and Mark Antony met on a boat whose sails were coated in jasmine essence.