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The notes of Eau des Délices

🍋Top notes: bergamot, lemon, mandarin, verbena, petit grain, orange
💜Heart notes: orange blossom, lavender, clary sage
🌿Base notes: patchouli, vetiver, musk, oakmoss

The origin of Eau des Délices

1982: This is the year that Yuri Gutsatz developed Eau des Délices, a gender free aromatic citrus fragrance. It is an eau fraiche, the very first from the Haute-Parfumerie house Le Jardin
Retrouvé. In the 1980s, fragrance trends veered towards the provocative and evoked the zeitgeist of luxury living. However, the perfumers of the time also noticed an appetite for lighter and more natural smelling scents. The fresh notes of Eau des Délices were a perfect match for this demand.
The fragrance was inspired by the famous triptych The Garden of Delights, painted by Hieronymus Bosch in 1503. Currently on display at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, this masterpiece features many extraordinary creatures and enigmatic symbolisms. The first panel is a representation of Paradise, the second alludes to the pleasures of life and the ephemeral nature of the elements of the natural world. The last panel refers to Hell and the torments within.
When you look at this painting of a fantasy garden full of the possible and the impossible, Eau des Délices is the perfect accompaniment, with its citrus fruits, orange blossom and oak
moss. Placed in the lush green garden of your imagination, this is a fragrance that perfectly evokes nature, pleasure and the mysteries of life itself.

2016: the return of Eau des Délices

After Yuri’s death in 2005, it was eleven years before Le Jardin Retrouvé was brought back to life, thanks to his son Michel Gutsatz and Michel’s artist wife Clara Feder. Their serendipitous meeting with perfumer Maxence Moutte enabled them to recreate seven of Yuri’s classic compositions. Among this selection of eaux de parfum, one eau fraiche was singled out for revival. With a touch of nostalgia and a sprinkling of enchantment, Eau des Délices, transports the wearer to the wonderful world of traditional perfumery.

Eau des Délices : an invigorating wave of freshness…

With its sparkling and invigorating accords, Eau des Délices shares the lightness of a classic cologne, always in demand during the during the hot summer months. Sweet, zesty scents of lemon, tangerine and orange emerge delightfully, gradually giving way to a musky, woody accord, perfect for any occasion. It is these more vegetal base notes that give Eau des Délices its unique magic and longevity.
From the very first spray, senses are awakened as if by the sun and childhood outdoor memories of picnics and hide-and-seek dance among the green grass.
Eau des Délices takes you on a journey along the Mediterranean coast and invites you to swim in an ocean of serenity and freshness. It is a delicate, timeless blend that invites comfort and well-being, even when the sun doesn’t shine. Eau des Délices is the ideal daily companion for all seasons and all weather.

Clara Feder is Le Jardin Retrouvé Creative Director. She’s also a writer and a ghost writer with more than 20 published books. Her art has been exhibited all over the world and she creates synesthetic and multimedia exhibitions and displays for the brand.

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