This scent, based on the 1848 novel by Alexandre Dumas, has inspired dozens of plays and films (including Moulin Rouge!, the 2001 musical film). The original is a semi-autobiographical novel about the author’s affair with Marie Duplessis, the most elegant courtesan in Paris. The scent is a seductive, spicy rose, and don’t even get us started on the giant 250 ml bottle and that incredible bulb spayer. Très romantique! Notes include verbena, cardamom, orange blossom, violet, rose, camellia, tonka bean, musk, and juniper wood.
When creating the world of Jardins D’Écrivains (Gardens of Writers), French perfumer Anaïs Biguine naturally combined two of her passions: gardens and literature. The perfumes, colognes, candles, and bath products in her line are all homage to her most beloved writers and literary characters, and each conveys the personalities behind the personas or the places where they lived and created their art. As she designs olfactory symbols of an era, character, or place, Biguine seeks out every relevant detail so that she, too, can tell a beautiful story. Read a Q&A with Anaïs or learn more at www.jardinsdecrivains.com.