“Our wish? That you sleep well, have insightful dreams, and wake rested and refreshed.”
-Clara Feder, Creative Director, Le Jardin Retrouvé
Le Jardin Retrouvé’s garden of wellbeing is growing! Creative Director Clara Feder has been working behind the scenes to bring the latest wellbeing product into fruition, from conception to the final result, now complete and ready to share.
Three Le Jardin Retrouvé fragrances have been carefully chosen for their different properties, with each offering their own unique qualities to match your mood.
Using years of vast experience and knowledge, Clara Feder once again brings the world a product that nurtures, delights and has a definitive wellbeing and self-care intention. She realized how difficult it is becoming to find sleep, and how a simple spray on a pillow or a sheet can bring oneself to feel comfort before a good night sleep.
You can find out more about her spiritual ethos, her daily rituals and how she conceived the idea of introducing Le Jardin Retrouvé pillow mists in this interview. Clara undertook the difficult task of narrowing down the choice of fragrances from the eleven that are currently in the collection to just three final candidates.
Eau des Délices Pillow Mist
“Eau Des Délices has an ancestry in perfume that I really like. It links us to another moment in time and to tradition. It also has ingredients that are known for their soothing qualities, such as bergamot and lavender.” – Clara Feder
Eau des Délices was chosen to represent a timeless shared experience that encapsulates perfume’s ancestry. The Eau de Cologne origins of this classic blend began over three hundred years ago with Jean Marie Farina’s original cologne that blended herbs, flowers and citrus notes together. Yuri Gutsatz’s twentieth century formula follows in homage, proving that this combination remains a much-loved favourite. With the relaxing properties said to be found in lavender and bergamot, the Eau des Délices pillow mist is a soothing respite at the end of a busy day.
“It is very refreshing, and I love to wear it in days when I miss summer, or when I feel stressed, and I need something happy to uplift my mood.” –Adelinne07, Fragrantica member
Choose Eau Des Délices pillow mist when: you wish to be surrounded by the joy and beauty of nature as you drift off to sleep, or when you wish to reconnect with the natural world among the demands of modern life.
Rose Trocadéro Pillow Mist
“Le Jardin Retrouvé Rose Trocadéro is more mysterious than the Eau des Délices, it is a little more present, a little sweeter. Our rose is a classic luminous rose and that’s the kind of energy I want sometimes. It really evokes a garden of roses.” – Clara Feder
For thousands of years, and in ancient civilisations roses have been sought for their beauty and their scent, often known as The Queen of Flowers. But did you know that roses are also known for their calming and soothing properties? Le Jardin Retrouvé would feel incomplete without their flagship rose fragrance and when selecting the three scents for the pillow mists, Clara could not leave out this classic rose. The scent of roses can improve health and wellbeing and it was a natural choice for a comforting pillow mist. Rose Trocadéro is enhanced with the scent of blackcurrant bud, white musk and lavender.
“I just tried Rose Trocadéro and the very first impression is the one you would get if you put your nose in a rose right after the rain! Sumptuous…” – Lydiane F
Choose Rose Trocadéro pillow mist when: your soul needs soothing, and you feel like the gentle, calming presence of nature’s finest flower to open the gates of sleep.
Sandalwood Sacré Pillow Mist
“It feels like a talisman, I use it when I feel I want to be protected.” Clara Feder
Sandalwood Sacré was a love letter from Yuri Gutsatz to India, the country that welcomed he and his wife and family in the 1960s while he was asked to establish an ingredients factory on the sub-continent. Many of the naturally occurring wonders of India inspired Yuri’s work in later life, notably the famous sandalwood of Mysore, where he sourced his own sandalwood from a small family business. When Sandalwood Sacré was first created in 1979, it captured the decade’s curiosity and intrigue for India and its spiritual culture. An appetite for sandalwood and patchouli oils married into the hippie movement of the time and Yuri Gutsatz was moved to create Eau de Sandalwood, which is today’s Sandalwood Sacré: new bottle, new name, same scent.
“Deeply aromatic and fully rounded, Sandalwood Sacré delivered me a sense of tranquility. As the perfume develops, the initial crispness of petitgrain is replaced with freshly spicy coriander. As the woody heart becomes more apparent, the texture of Sandalwood Sacré becomes powdery dry” -Scented Shelf blog
Sandalwood Sacré, with its mystical scent of distant temples and towering ancient forests in rural India, was chosen as a pillow mist fragrance because it evokes feelings of comfort and protection. The fragrance has notes of patchouli, petitgrain, musk, coriander, sandalwood, oakmoss, geranium and lemon and is particularly conducive to moments of reflection and meditation.
Choose Sandalwood Sacré Pillow Mist when: you wish to feel protected and secure, and you wish to enter an inner garden that surrounds you with the comfort of an ancient forest and years of spiritual benevolence.
Why Pillow Mists in The Garden of Wellbeing?
Le Jardin Retrouvé (which means The Rediscovered Garden in English) encompasses three gardens. The first is the Enchanted Garden (Perfumes, Home Fragrances, Self-Care), followed by the Planetary Garden (eco-friendly ethos and clean beauty), and the Inner Garden: a Wellbeing Collection, an answer to the growing desire to enjoy a mindful presence in your daily life and creating a space for yourself in a more and more complex world.
How to use them
Regular Routines Restore! Clara advises that your bedtime routine should be respected by you and others, with as few distractions as possible. As your regular bedtime approaches, try and avoid any interaction with screens or Wi-Fi, or any kind of intense debate or discussion. Quiet time begins before you enter your bedroom. Try and stick to the same bedtime every night to train your body’s rhythms.
“Innocent sleep. Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest. Sleep that relieves the weary labourer and heals hurt minds. Sleep, the main course in life’s feast, and the most nourishing.” -William Shakespeare
Practice slow, focused breathing and gentle stretching. Listen to your body tell you what it needs. If you practice yoga, this is the perfect time to wind down. Lightly spray your pillow and bedding before you rest your head on it, perhaps before you start your routine. Choose Rose Trocadéro, Sandalwood Sacré or Eau des Délices depending on your mood. Listen to what your inner voice is telling you.
When you have finished using the techniques that relax you, it is time to rest your head on your scented pillow. Let the scent of roses calm you with Rose Trocadéro, or Eau des Délices help you feel connected and grounded. Or maybe you need the protective and contemplative properties of Sandalwood Sacré? Whichever you choose, the pillow mist of your choice can aid restful sleep and help you wake refreshed and restored, which was Clara’s compassionate intention at every stage of development.
Where else can they be used?
The pillow mists were designed to offer rest and comfort wherever needed, but especially at bedtime. They can also be used any time you need a little scented reassurance, such as on a favourite scarf, or in your car, or on cushions and other soft furnishings. The gentle formula will not damage fabrics and the scent will gradually fade, at which point, you can use the same one again or a different one depending on your mood. Every pillow mist is vegan and cruelty-free.
About your pillow mist
Each pillow mist arrives in a box designed exclusively for us by our own in-house artist, Kaya Bagamaz in collaboration with Clara Feder. In the box you will find a generous 125ml aluminum spray, which is both recycled and recyclable. The contents within are 93% organic, vegan alcohol, 2% osmotic water and 5% perfume.
What do you think of Le Jardin Retrouvé pillow mists?
Surrender to the benevolent care of the Le Jardin Retrouvé garden of wellbeing, where scent meets solace.
Sweet dreams, with love from Clara!