Rosa DamascenaDiscovered in Turkey, the Damascus rose was praised in Syria for its elegance and the finesse of its scent. During the rosebush’s intense blooming season, its display an exquisite corolla of petals... From China to Persia, and Euro..
The tomato, a berry of the Solanaceae family, is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Few people know that it was first grown in South America, and that its name comes from the Inca “tomalt”. Sweet and fleshy, whether in the fruit basket..
Origin:Absinthe or common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.) is a perennial shrub native to continental, temperate zones in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Known since Antiquity, its medicinal use is recorded in Ancient Egypt in the Ebers Papyrus (bet..
Origin:Native to the eastern U.S., the acacia, or black locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia), has lush, cool green foliage, flat pods that hold their seeds and clusters of sweet, cream-coloured flowers. Named by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in honor ..
Native to South Africa, the fragrant geranium is distinguished from the common geranium by its strong perfume. Today, there are over 400 species of Pelargonium in the world, each has its own texture, colour and fragrance. Although Pelargonium are flo..
Origin: Native to the flooded landscapes of Amazonia, the giant waterlily (Victoria amazonica) is a fascinating perennial water plant. A member of the Nymphaeaceae family, it can grow up to five metres wide, with white or pink flowers reaching a d..
The Cypress tree is an evergreen tree from the Cupressaceae family: a slender conifer, it can reach 40 meters in height. Its name is derived from the Greek mythology in which Cyparisse, Telephus’ son, was turned into a cypress by Apollo. Recognisa..
The Cypress tree is an evergreen tree from the Cupressaceae family: a slender conifer, it can reach 40 meters in height. Its name is derived from the Greek mythology in which Cyparisse, Telephus’ son, was turned into a cypress by Apollo. The cypress ..
Pale in colour, iris pallida - also known as sweet iris – is a hardy perennial plant from the Iridaceae family. Native to the Dalmatian coast (Croatia), it grows in thick bunches from a rhizome: its sword-shaped leaves spread out like fans while i..
It is sometimes called ‘May bells’ by virtue of the shape of its flowers. A rhizomatous plant with small white bells and of the Liliaceae family, lily of the valley spreads in gardens and undergrowth. A single species exists on all continents in vari..
Patricia de Nicolaï conveys her fascination with ‘the city that never sleeps’ with her intoxicating signature oriental. This fragrance stimulates and spices up the life of those who wear it. Red and black pepper, patchouli and citrus notes compos..
The orange flower grows on the citrus tree, or “Citrus Aurantium”, of the Rutaceae genus. In bloom, the tree aunts its white flowers to the world, emitting a suave fragrance that has symbolized purity and beauty since Antiquity. Intoxicating but myst..
A balance of fresh citrus and spicy notes, Sichuan pepper is strong and aromatic with a different scent to black or chili pepper. In its complex bouquet, notes of fresh citrus, green and bergamot contrast with warm, spicy notes. Sichuan pepper is rar..
The Polynesian tiare, of the Rubiaceae family, is the national flower of Tahiti. Amongst the most famous gardenias, the tiare is deliciously aromatic and a symbol of beauty. Women coat their skin and hair with its essential oil monoï, with glowing ef..