Top notes: Bergamot, Juniper, Lavender
Heart notes: Violet, Sage, Basil
Base notes: Vetiver, Leather, Patchouli, Musk
One of my biggest idols in perfumery is Germaine Cellier, she created Balmain's Jolie Madame and Vent Vert, as well as the unforgettable Bandit and Fracas for Robert Piguet, among other fragrances. I am a big fan of her work and at some point I started to work on the violet-leather accord that she did in Jolie Madame, an amazing chypre. So, I was recreating the mood of it, but trying to innovate at the same time. When I sent the final formula to the lab, they sent me a sample of what I had made and when I was wearing it, it reminded me of the feeling of Cabochard, by Parfums Grès, the fragrance that started it all for me in the perfume journey. And in fact, the real name of Madame Grès was Germaine Krebs. Also, Cabochard was inspired by Bandit, that had been made by Germaine Cellier. I felt that two women called Germaine were talking to me at that moment, so I took it as a sign and launched this aromatic fougere-chypre.