The Dior fragrance: Milly-La-Forêt
With Milly-la-Forêt we are going this time in the solitary moments of the great couturier, without grandiloquent effect but rather filled with beautiful floral delicacies and woody scents.
Milly-La -Forêt or the perfumed memory of Christian Dior’s bucolic lair
Christian Dior was a very contrasting character in the Parisian life of fashion and creation. If he particularly liked in festive and mundane atmospheres as drawn by Grand Bal or Cologne Royale, he also liked to withdraw far from this Parisian madness to find calm and inspiration in the shade of the trees, far from the tumults. from the city.
It is in his mill at Milly-la-Forêt that the couturier enjoyed coming to contemplate nature to find inspiration and rest, and it is precisely in memory of this symbolic place of the couturier that François Demachy paid tribute with his perfume. Milly-La-Forêt.
“Thus protected from any neighborhood, with the only sight of my flowers, my canals and my little pond, I can peacefully hear the sound of Milly’s bells. »Said Christian Dior.
Thus François Demachy will compose for Milly-La-Forêt an ode to nature and its clear dark lights. He will play with his raw materials to offer Milly-La-Forêt the perfumed scent of a walk in the forest which is sometimes shady in the undergrowth and sometimes is covered with light by the effect of a clearing.
Moreover, Christian Dior’s famous Milly-La-Forêt estate will also inspire a magnificent collection of very colorful and very joyful jewelry which, like the perfume of the Private Collection, will be tinged with the beauties of nature.
Powdery flowers and mysterious woods for a bright and wild Milly-La-Forêt
With Milly-La-Forêt, François Demachy reminds us, if need be, that the perfumes of the house of Dior are above all inspired by the magnificent resources of nature. It is true that the Private Collection uses rare ingredients such as ambergris or myrrh, but this does not prevent the perfumer from being able to also use the favorite flowers of the deceased designer.
Milly-La-Forêt opens with an essence of juicy tangerine which is magnified by bergamot and citrus notes with beautiful tonicity. At the heart, the essence of neroli plays with jasmine to illuminate the garden of Milly-La-Forêt with a radiant and generous sun that comes powdered with some elegant irises and a few humid green notes. Finally we leave the sunny garden to enter the “forest” of the deep notes of the fragrance built around sandalwood and oak moss. A few reassuring and protective white musks guide this wooded walk …
“For me, smelling this place was like telling a walk in the forest. I wanted the accord to be very enveloping, almost cottony and mysterious. »François Demachy for Milly-La-Forêt, Private Collection of Dior.