Rose de Mai


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Master Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena associates the small centifolia rose or Rose de Mai with his childhood memories of Grasse in early summer, when he would help his grandmother with the harvest. Palest pink in colour with a delicate complexion and sweet, subtle perfume, the rose is at once light, sublime, fresh and seductive. But it unleashes all its sensuality when combined with Musk or Patchouli.

“To balance its provocative appeal”, says Jean-Claude, “I used languid, luscious notes. From fifty-plus species of roses, I chose the rose de Mai: it is the most commonly grown flower in Grasse, and, more importantly, it has the most luminous, radiant perfume”.

Notes: Top note is Rose de Mai; middle notes are Rose Geranium and Immortelle; base note is Musk.

Release Date: 2019

Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena