French Flower by Matiere Premiere
100ml Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Floral / Crisp / Tuberose
Perfume Author – Aurélien Guichard
French Flower takes its inspiration from a tale from Provence, where Aurélien was born, that young people who were not married yet were forbidden to walk the tuberose fields at night, because the smell is so sensual and intoxicating. Aurélien wanted to recreate that smell.
Aurélien combined two different extractions of tuberose: an absolute and an enfleurage – extracted from tuberoses organically grown by Matiere Premiere.
The absolute expresses the richness, the power and opulence of tuberose. Enfleurage is a traditional and organic technique of extraction that captures the scent of the flowers in a vegetal wax. It highlights the warm, sensual aspect of tuberose, close to the smell of skin. Ginger Oil Nigeria amplifies the whiteness of the flower. Green Tea Leaf Oil China and a Green Pear accord underline the vegetal character of this stemmed flower.
Head Notes – Green Tea Oil from China
Heart Notes – Enfleurage Tuberose, Ginger Oil from Nigeria, Green Pear Accord
Base Notes – Tuberose Absolute
Aurélien Guichard comes from a line of seven generations of perfumers. He perpetuated this family know how by becoming a perfumer at an early age and recently took over a business of rose grower in Grasse.
Each of his Matiere Premiere creations reflects the respect of an oral transmission collected with great attention and tenderness. He consider perfumery as a way of life, where sense of observation, sensitivity to other and generosity are the qualities of the perfumer. His inspiration comes mainly from the exchanges with the people he meets.
Aurélien Guichard is the son of the famed perfumer Jean Guichard who is the director of the Givaudan Perfumery school and an incredibly accomplished master perfumer who grew up in Grasse, where his father grew glowers for the perfume industry. Following in his fathers footsteps he has created some of the most coveted fragrances for the houses of Guerlain, Tom Ford, Narciso Rodriguez, Gucci, Nina Ricci, Comme de Garcons, to name a few.