Tribute to “Palais Royal” in Paris | Floral Cyprus
This powerful composition is timelessly elegant. Its fresh, sparkling head notes, its floral heart and a chypre background reveal a sensual and seductive character. Tribute to the Palais Royal in Paris.
Top notes: Rose, beregamot, pepper, flower of chamomile.
411 Intenso by Giovanna Antonelli. This eau de parfum was inspired by the Palais-Royal, a landmark of Parisian life, “a little” suranne, where still float the spirits of Molière, Colette, Cocteau and yet violently contemporary still float … La Comédie Française, the romantic gardens and the shops of yesterday and today sheltered under arcades in row. It is one of the most charming corners of the city of light, naturally chic, without ostentation.
“Giovanna reminded me of a woman in love with beauty, feminine, a little theatrical, who likes beautiful classical things and appropriates them by modernizing them. In my opinion, his perfume must have been a floral cyprus.”
Eau de Parfum 100ml
Although Julie Masse was born in the Grasse region, she began her life in Japan, where she lived until the age of five. Then she returned to the family home whose garden was populated with May roses, orange blossoms and tubers. Julie Masse has always been very sensitive to odours. She was fascinated by these flowers very early on, as they evolve with the seasons. Likewise, her father was a perfumer and she still remembers the mouillettes he made. She then had the desire to follow in her footsteps and become a perfumer. To do this, she joined one of the most prestigious perfumery houses in the world: ISIPCA in Versailles. She graduated and then began her career as a perfumer in the quality control department of Fragrances Ressources. She was extremely rigorous and became a junior perfumer under the guidance of her mentor, the nose Pierre Bourdon. Then, eager to develop her own career, she left this company to join MANE’s Fine Fragrance department.
Like many perfumers, Julie Masse draws her ideas from many travels. Moreover, with each new journey, she makes it a point of honour to bring back an olfactory memory. For example, when she went to Sri Lanka, she brought back the intense and sunny smell of a frangipani flower. However, the latter does not simply use her nose only when she is travelling. This organ is used absolutely every day and allows her to constantly discover new scents. Every moment can be an opportunity to find inspiration for a future creation. Similarly, she also draws her creativity from her memories. Having spent her childhood in Japan, she uses scents to return home. Thus, a woody, dry and natural essence instinctively evokes the scent of a tatami.
Julie Massé is one of Giorgio Armani’s favourite perfumers. She gives Beauty The Guide a rare peek into her creative and fascinating world.