Le Jardin Retrouve, a small, family-owned artisan perfume company is dear to me. I am, let this be clear, a friend and a supporter, not only because Clara and Michael are ever so sweet and gentle people, but because the perfumes they produce are niche in every sense, of the finest French provenience, they have a rich and exceptional history and high-quality standards.
Here’s my report on their Perfume Revival Project, and 4 fragrances.
Description of Cuir de Russie by Le Jardin Retrouve recalls The Ballet Russe, the image of great Nijinsky and his soft leather boots. Opera houses, wooden floors, and velvet curtains.
I haven’t written here in a while. It’s not that I haven’t used my nose, that is simply inevitable.
I was discouraged.
Weak in front of all the wonderful creations that I dipped my nose into.
Yes, I thought at that time that my knowledge is frail, that I scratched only just below the surface, tiny drops in a vast ocean of perfumes, with so many new perfumes airing every single day.
How can I possibly grasp them all? The quantity led me to pull away, shy away, retreat to my safe zone of familiar scents. I didn’t write for some time, I was happily enjoying my collection, wearing perfume, and not even looking at any of the new releases.
And then, a kind of a wake-up call happened. I was so happy to sample Le Jardin Retrouve perfumes, and I enjoyed them!