Art and Olfaction Awards 2015 Winner! We're always on the lookout for something novel in perfume, and perfumer Isabelle Michaud, of Monsillage, has struck novelty gold: an elegant, green chypre inspired by the celery plant. Think less "smells like celery" -- although it's certainly there -- than "smells like the color of celery." Michaud's composition also captures the crispness of celery, and we're not likely to let go of this pretty bottle all summer long. Notes include coriander leaf, galbanum, grass, bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, flower buds, vetiver, patchouli, cedar.
Isabelle Michaud attended the renowned ISIPCA perfume institute in Versailles, where she acquired the perfume "savoir-faire" that would allow her to bring Monsillage to life. The company was born two years later -- the result of a somewhat disorienting life path that has achieved, much like a spinning top, surprising balance.
Eau de Céleri was inspired by the crisp, green celery plant.