Mousse Arashiyama Notes
Top Notes: Bergamot, incense, lentiscus
Heart Notes: aquatic notes, fig accord
Base notes: oakmoss, vetiver, cedar
The birth of Mousse Arashiyama
2018 Mousse Arashiyama began life as a candle fragrance, created exclusively for Le Jardin Retrouvé by our in house perfumer Maxence Moutte (left). It quickly sold out and had to be restocked. 2021 Such was its popularity that when Le Jardin Retrouvé launched its unique diffuser range, Mousse Arashiyama found its home there too. By now the clamour for an eau de parfum made it an obvious next step and once more, Maxence Moutte returned to the lab.
It could be said that Mousse Arashiyama was launched at the exact time that society needed such a fragrance. In a world bruised and limping into the third year of a global pandemic, both hearts and minds were in sore need of inner peace and contemplation. With its soothing sense of sanctuary and reflection, this fragrance, so perfect for meditation, provided a moment of silent tranquility in a challenging world.
The Mousse Arashiyama Collection
Mousse Arashiyama is a gender-free Eau de Parfum inviting contemplation, serenity, and spirituality. In this creation, Maxence Moutte gives us his poetic vision of the mossy undergrowth of a Japanese bamboo grove. Take a deep, healing breath and enjoy the green notes of lentiscus, fleshy figs, and pearls of dew. From a distant temple, breezes of incense and sacred woods are enhanced by the freshness of bergamot.
The Japanese have long known the spiritual and health benefits of Forest Bathing: a simple immersion in nature as a counterpoint to the frenzied work culture that modern life demands. It was the Japanese Arashiyama Forest that inspired Maxence Moutte to create what began as the Mousse Mystique candle and became the Mousse Arashiyama candle, diffuser and eau de parfum.