by Jean-Claude Ellena
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DescriptionEau de Cologne, invented in the 17th century, has consistently inspired perfumers. Always pushing innovation, Jean-Claude Ellena chose to re-write its formula to create a new slightly bitter Eau. Hence, he requested that a bitter orange essence (bigarade in Provençal) be developed, that rendered such a composition feasible. Perfume experts would recognize it as the ultimate step in the history of the Eau de Cologne. Thorough, personal, and stripped to its essential. A modern classic.
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Born into a family of perfumers in Grasse, Jean-Claude Ellena learned his trade at age 17. From Grasse to Paris, via New York and Geneva, he attended the most prestigious laboratories where he saw himself as self-taught. Very much influenced by Edmond Roudnitska, he writes short and not very concentrated formulas to reinforce the subtlety and expressivity of his compositions. Inspired by everyday life, Jean-Claude Ellena likes saying that “perfume, a matter of smells, is a poetry of memory, and foremost a creation of the mind.” View Less
DetailsTop notes: bitter orange (bigarade); cardamom; pink pepper
Base notes: cedar
100 ml / 3.4 fl. oz
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Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Water\Aqua\Eau, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Coumarin, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Citral, Geraniol, Tocopherol, Bht
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