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Diane from St.Clair Scents wrote to me one day, from the Champlain Valley in Vermont, USA. I admitted openly that I’m always curious about the American niche, artisan, and „naturals“. This is still a huge terra incognita for me.

She was quite assertive (in the most positive and charming way), I’m always curious, and weeks later (it takes so long sometimes), sample vials of Frost, Gardner’s Glove, and First Cut were on my desk.

Just in time, somehow, since I really got a little bored with recently worn samples.

“In the beginning there was earth, wood, stone, metal and leather…”

These are the primal elements according to Mr. Bertrand Sonnier, owner of this artisan perfumes company for twenty years.

The work of Jardin de France began more than 100 years ago in Amboise: still manufacturing, still featuring an in-house perfumer – Justine Brivet, always giving tribute to Burgundy/Bourgogne, the heart of France – a magic place with a long and proud history.