Qui cueille des fleurs
An Eau de Parfum
Floral, Amber, Chypre…
Silk tree, Acacia from Constantinople, “Silk Flower” in Persian, “Night Sleeper” in Iran, Nemuroki, which means “Sleeping Tree” in Japan, the Albizia is an ornamental tree native to Asia. Its inflorescences are white-pink, pale pink or pinkish-red. Between May and July, they exhale a complex perfume of extreme delicacy. There is a hint of jasmine, reminiscences of ylang ylang, clove leaves, pink berries and a touch of wild strawberries. Perfumer Pierre GUILLAUME was given the mission by the House of PHAEDON to interpret the Albizia theme for their new feminine fragrance, describing the composition as follows: “A whiff of ambergris, in which the oak moss would have imprisoned the delicate scent of Albizia flowers beaten by the summer wind”.
Note de voyage
It was the Florentine naturalist, Filippo Degli Albizzi, who introduced to Europe in 1749 a kind of ornamental acacia discovered in Constantinople. First cultivated in a greenhouse, in 1804 the Jardins des Plantes in Paris welcomed the first attempt to cultivate this tree on the ground, which was to be called Albizia.