Un Jardin sur le Toit: Back to Hermès roots
In reality at the roots of creation, on the small square of spring greenery of the honorable house 24, faubourg Saint-Honoré. From this extraordinary garden carefully maintained far from the tumult of Parisian life, Ellena has made a light and airy fragrance, like spring.
The rooftops of Paris as an idyllic setting at Un Jardin sur le Toit h2 >
A true scent of homecoming, Un Jardin sur le Toit highlights one of Jean-Claude Ellena’s greatest memories: the discovery of Hermès’ hanging garden during his first steps in the house. A meeting that gave life to creative perfumes, watercolor perfumes where impressions and moments are sketches, sketches of scents, sketches of emotions.
To pay tribute to her fruitful collaboration with Hermès as well as to her theme of the year 2011 (craftsmanship), Ellena has chosen to represent this little corner of paradise perched with Un Jardin sur le Toit. Maintained with unparalleled meticulousness by an attentive master gardener, Yasmina, this perched garden seems to be a real breath of fresh air in an urban and contemporary setting where vegetation is reborn to the rhythm of the seasons and delights the nose and the eyes of its visitors .
It is precisely this image of Parisian Eden that guided the composition of the Un Jardin sur le Toit fragrance. It is also the basis of the work of the illustrator Philippe Dumas who offers us fabulous sketches of Hermès and Paris roofs filled with greenery and freshness that beautifully illustrate the visual as well as the advertising of Un Jardin sur le Toit.
< p> “Un Jardin sur le Toit is lively and zesty news. This perfume tells about a secret garden, nestled in the heart of the city, in Paris. A hanging garden, perched on the roof of the Maison Hermès building, at 24, faubourg Saint-Honoré. »Hermès for a Roof Garden.
A floral, fruity and green Rooftop Garden like an urban Eden
An ode to the fascinating work carried out by the gardener Hermès, Un Jardin sur le Toit proudly carries in its opulent glass frame vivid green vegetal tones, like the colors of spring.
Un Jardin sur le Toit opens with very vegetal notes of fresh grass and fruity notes of apples and pears ready to be crunched . Some black peppers come to decorate these sweet freshness. At the heart we set out to discover the most beautiful flowers of our gardener: roses and magnolias. Finally lulled by these delicate floral sensations, we lean towards the earth and its mysteries while inhaling the powerful and sensual oak moss.
A true watercolor scent typical of an “Ellenade”, Un Jardin sur le Toit is a scent of lights and soft shadows and so soberly suggested. It is also and above all for Hermès “A festive garden, a garden that does as it pleases, sprinkled with light”!
Released in 2011, “ Un jardin sur le Toit ”evokes a green-floral fragrance and tells the story of a secret garden, nestled on the roof in the heart of the capital, but not on any roof, on that of the 24, Faubourg St Honoré, seat of the Hermès house. There is no doubt that “Un jardin sur le Toit” is a fragrance filled with emotions, feelings and magnificent feelings. Both flowery and fruity, the composition of Jean-Claude Ellena has a significant green dimension.
Jean-Claude Ellena tells of emotions from elsewhere with a Roof Garden h2 >
Jean-Claude Ellena was born in Grasse, to a perfumer father. In other words, all the conditions were met for him to become a great perfumer. After joining the Givaudan school in Switzerland, Jean-Claude Ellena achieved his first great success at just 28 years old. “First” by Van Cleef & amp; Arpels propels him directly to the front of the stage. Jean-Claude Ellena is considered a brilliant and discreet perfumer. He likes to create clean and airy compositions. He proudly affirms “Today, I create with less than 200 materials, when perfumes commonly contain 1000 or 1500”, and dares to admit “I would like my perfumes not to be worn, because I see them. like artistic works ”… In 2004, Jean-Claude Ellena became the exclusive nose of the Hermès house and followed successes such as“ Terre d’Hermès ”,“ L’Ambre des Merveilles ”or“ Kelly Calèche ”. Today Jean-Claude Ellena has retired and it is the equally talented Christine Nagel who succeeds him. On this subject, the Hermès house explains “We share, with Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès, the conviction that Christine Nagel will know how to put her personality and her talent at the service of writing the new pages of our profession at Hermès. “…
A bucolic Hermès garden filled with fragrant light
“Un Jardin sur le Toit” is part of the “des Jardins” collection and follows on from “Un Jardin en Méditerranée (2003)”, “Un Jardin sur le Nil (2005)” and “ A Garden after the Monsoon ”(2008). According to Jean-Claude Ellena, “Un Jardin sur le Toit” is “A festive garden, a garden that does as it pleases, sprinkled with light”… Jean-Claude Ellena’s little secret garden is therefore perched on the heights of 24 Faubourg Saint Honoré… Quite a symbol. Everything here seems different and magical, like a suspended moment. “Un jardin sur un Toit” begins with notes of cut herbs associated with the fruity tones of apple and pear. The heart is ultra floral, thanks to the presence of magnolia and rose. The magnolia is an evergreen tree that comes to us from East Asia and North America. Its leaves are dark green and its petals are cream or white in color. In perfumery, the magnolia variety Grandiflora is generally used. The magnolia offers floral tones, but delicate, sweet with vanilla, even lemony accents. Finally, the trail reveals earthy scents by combining oak moss and damp earth. Everything is contained in the brand‘s signature bottle, sporting a pale green color for the occasion.