Powdery and peppery, soft and sharp, the carnation comforts and shocks the senses with its paradoxes. Reminiscent of time past, powder fades away to leave room for the spark of clove. A tribute to Louis 15th, who witnessed the birth of Oriza in 1720 and who was the most famous customer, white carnation adorns itself with mandarin, powdered iris and blond woods, barely dissimulating the violence of pepper, pink pepper and clove, as intoxicating as a delicate poison. White Carnation, symbol of faithful passion crouched in the shadows of the monarchy, the sulphur fragrance of the revolution. Pink, bitter carnation, like the tears of Mary that grow along the Stations of the Cross. Symbolic, olfactory contrasts are at play, from Louis 15th to the Muscadins, and the carnation is always attired to surprise us all.
Head notes: Pink pepper and mandarin. Middle notes: Mignardise carnation, absolute carnation, white orchid, iris, rose and clove. Base: Powdered rice, white musk, honey and blond woods.
The Oriza L. Legrand’s products are manufactured in Grasse, a historical and mythic city for the French production of fragnance.