Victoire de la Beauté: a ceremony that rewards responsible brands
At the 2022 Victoire de la Beauté ceremony, Le Jardin Retrouvé received a prestigious award. It is with great pride that we bask in this exciting win for our small Maison de Haute Parfumerie.
The Victoire de la Beauté ceremony has been held every year since 2002. The event rewards sustainability in the cosmetics and wellness sector. The winners are selected by a jury composed exclusively of French consumers. The methodology used is based on a participatory aspect. The volunteers test beauty products adapted to their skin type, hair type, age or possible sensitivities. They then receive them to use at home at their leisure, sometimes for up to sixteen weeks .
The packaging is “blind” meaning that the brands competing can not be identified and consumers cannot be influenced by the brand’s reputation. This ensures that the products are tested on their merits alone. Consumers examine such areas as texture, fragrance and in the case of skincare products, results. Using these methods, the consumer experience prevails over marketing and packaging.
When the tests are completed, products that have met the established criteria are presented with their award at the Victoires de la Beauté. The participating brands belong to a variety of distribution networks, such as pharmacies, para-pharmacies, beauty institutes, supermarkets, selective perfumeries and direct sales platforms. The awards are global and, above all, committed to sustainability.
This year, sustainable development and the reduction of plastic packaging were among the values particularly highlighted during the ceremony. In fact, the majority of the award-winning products were organic, natural, responsible and clean. This is probably why our entire range of
range of fragrances was able to win over the jury!
Our fragrances were rewarded by consumers for their compositions and their natural composition
Le Jardin Retrouvé is a house of Haute-Parfumerie founded in 1975 by master perfumer Yuri Gutsatz. Fragrances were created by hand, following a six-week maceration and maturation process, which has remained unchanged. Today, over 93% of our fragrances are made from clean ingredients.
Each fragrance has an organic alcohol base. No dyes or preservatives are used in our fragrances, nor are there any UV filters. Among our collection of 11 fragrances is an eau fraiche, Eau des Délices, made from essences of bergamot, mandarin, petit grain and clary sage. The result is a true olfactory delight, blending the acidity of citrus fruits with subtle vegetal notes.
Our 11 eaux de parfum are also made from natural ingredients such as oakmoss and lentiscus, or essences of Virginia cedar and incense for our Mousse Arashiyama fragrance. The essence of cistus and the resinoid of violet leaf are used in the composition of our aromatic fragrance Cuir de Russie. Our floral and fruity fragrances, reminiscent of a garden in springtime, are created with essences of rose, geranium, neroli and blackcurrant and tuberose absolutes. For our spicier and woodier fragrances, we use the essences of basil, eucalyptus,clove, cinnamon, black pepper, sandalwood, patchouli, coriander and vetiver, as well as lavender absolute.
The ingredients in our fragrances are listed on the certificate of each product, which can be viewed on the Blockchain found on our packaging.
Le Jardin Retrouvé, a French brand committed to the environment
Since the quality of our ingredients is one of our main priorities, we take great care to select the raw materials directly from the producers. This choice is in line with the eco-responsible approach that is particularly important to us. We have also taken care to replace certain components that are harmful to the environment and to health. In addition, we are very proud to be a member of the 1% For The Planet movement, and to donate a portion of our turnover to associations that work for reforestation. We also take care to to design reusable products and to fight against waste.
Our perfumes are refillable
In the early years of our Haute Parfumerie company, the perfumes of Le Jardin Retrouvé perfumes were eco-friendly before their time and were already refillable. Nevertheless, at that time sustainability was not the major global issue it is today. Since 2016. Each perfume bottle is refillable. Storing it in a refrigerator can help your fragrance last for several years. When the bottle is empty, simply order the La Re:Source to refill it again and again.
Our packaging is environmentally friendly
Le Jardin Retrouvé perfumes are available in two packaging styles. You can choose the traditional recyclable cardboard box, or a recycled textile pouch. The fabrics are part of the personal collection of Arlette Gutsatz, Yuri’s wife. Each pouch is made in Paris, in a workshop that provides work opportunities for the disabled. By choosing this type of packaging, you are also benefitting the planet, by limiting waste. We avoid the use of plastic when sending our products, using only recycled and recyclable cardboard to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.
A collection of eco friendly home fragrances
Le Jardin Retrouvé also offers a complete range of home fragrances. What could be better than
lighting a candle after a busy day and letting it gently perfume your home?
Floral, green, fruity, woody : an enchanting way of bringing the garden indoors.
Reusable Scented Candles
As well as providing a tranquil glow, our scented candles delicately fragrance your home. Each candle is contained in a Limoges porcelain jar, enamelled with colours that match their fragrances. For example, the Osmanthe Liu Yuan candle, has a fruity scent of childhood nostalgia. Ginkgo leaves adorn the outside of the jar, which has an enamelled interior of peach to match its fruity scent. The Tubéreuse Trianon scented candle, on the other hand, evokes a warm summer day. White flowers are nuanced with a hint of coconut. Visit our website to discover more.
All our candles are vegan and made in France. When the wick is completely consumed, the candle jar can be reused. To do this, place it in the freezer for about an hour. The remaining wax will come out easily.
Reusable Scented Stems
Our scented stem home diffuser received a warm reception from press and consumers alike when we launched them in 2021. Like our candles, they consist of Limoges porcelain decorated with a raised Gingko leaf pattern. The magical touch lies in the fact that our diffusers are porcelain rose stems rather than sticks. They can be reused endlessly, and you never need to dispose of them. Topped with a beech lid from the Jura region, our scented stems fit elegantly into the décor of any room and are availbale in the same fragrances as our candles. Made in France, they contain 92% natural ingredients and one flask of fragrance will last up to twelve weeks. When it’s time for a refill, soak the porcelain stem in domestic alcohol overnight and start all over again.
Our Core Values
As you can see, eco-responsibility is at the heart of all we do at Le Jardin Retrouvé. We are proud to have won the Victoires de la Beauté 2022 award for our perfumes, and we are even prouder to be able to offer you sustainable quality products, that respect nature and our beautiful planet.