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09.21
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Jasmin des Anges

Floral and fruity, Jasmin des Anges is an ode to the Grasse countryside in which François Demachy grew up. Discover the heady character of this bright fragrance, part of the Maison Christian Dior olfactory family.

I particularly like going into the Grasse flower fields at the beginning of autumn, when the air is scented with fruity aromas. This is the time when the last jasmine flowers are being harvested, and they have a delicious perfume akin to a flower liquor. Like an homage to these Indian summers, Jasmin des Anges is a floral-fruity invitation with flavors almost like apricot jam,” this passionate aficionado says of his creation. Unveiling a new facet of one of his favorite flowers, Dior’s exclusive Perfumer-Creator delivers a sun-soaked fragrance, which conceals a radiant jasmine in its heart. As a tribute to his native Provence, the name of this personal composition echoes the Baie des Anges, which stretches from Nice to Saint-Laurent-du-Var along the Mediterranean coast.

09.21
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WE LOVE PERFUME: SOPHIE VOUZELAUD 

A model and first runner-up in the Miss France competition in 2007, Sophie Vouzelaud joins the fragrance lovers community, revealing her olfactory memories for Maison Christian Dior.

If there’s no smell, there’s no love!” she says. Inseparable from emotions and sensations, perfume occupies a special place in her life. From scents that wafted through her childhood to other more ineffable ones which give her confidence, Sophie Vouzelaud expresses herself with poetry and delicacy. Among the fragrances created by Maison Christian Dior, Jasmin des Anges seduced with its enveloping and sensual notes.

09.20
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Cologne Royale 

For Maison Christian Dior, François Demachy is resolute in his exploration of personal and bold olfactory territories. With Cologne Royale, this free spirit revisits a perfumery Classic in a singular way.  

A Cologne is the mark of a perfumer. Rigorous and authentic, Cologne Royale follows this calibrated, balanced exercise in which the most beautiful citrus fruits are combined: mandarin, orange and lemon. Its elegance is classic and yet singular. Its soul is Visconti-esque, the expression that nothing changes, because everything changes...” comments Dior’s exclusive Perfumer-Creator, evoking the cult line from the Luchino Visconti film, ‘The Leopard’. With its roots in 16th-century Italy, eau de Cologne became, decades later, prized by the courtiers of Versailles and by Louis XV himself. This scent, used as a panacea, embellished the salons of the château’s royal courts in which a unique atmosphere reigned. This is precisely what captivated Christian Dior and in turn guided François Demachy’s composition. Thus was born a bracing and refreshing work, which, tinged with hedonism, celebrates rare and precious ingredients.

09.20
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WE LOVE PERFUME: MATHIAS KISS

The Paris-based contemporary artist Mathias Kiss shares his love of perfume for Maison Christian Dior. We bring you an olfactory portrait of a fragrance lover.

After fifteen years of learning with the Compagnons du Devoir before turning to contemporary art, his work is located at the crossroads of painting, sculpture and architecture. From his childhood come memories of odors such as petrol stations or the turpentine used to maintain old parquet. Olfactory notes escaping from the chemicals he uses in his work have an air of camphor, reminding him of his Thai boxing sessions, while this inveterate urbanite also loves the singular scent of asphalt after a rain shower. At Maison Christian Dior, he chose a fragrance with an evocative name, Cologne Royale.

09.19
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Ambre Nuit

Among the fragrances that comprise the Maison Christian Dior olfactory family, Ambre Nuit celebrates the arresting contrast between the delicacy of rose and the power of ambergris. 

Ambre Nuit represents the meeting of two extremes. It is, in a way, the olfactory expression of Beauty and the Beast. This fragrance combines the animal and somber facets of amber with the delicate velvetiness of the Turkish rose. It is a simultaneously amber and nocturnal wave, like when delicacy and strength dialogue, opposites attracting in a powerful duet,” explains François Demachy. Inspired by Baroque, the splendor of art and the pomp of eighteenth-century festivities, all of which shaped Christian Dior’s own taste and aesthetics, François Demachy unveils a singular scent, in which blooms a masculine rose. The queen of flowers, so cherished by the founding couturier, is partnered here with ambergris, sensual and surrounded by a mystical aura, and revealed in unexpected ways. Voluptuous, intense and mysterious.

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