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A true invitation for travel, Escale aux Marquises combines Tiare Flower from Polynesia with the fresh aroma of the most precious spices from the Indian Ocean islands. A fragrance made from natural ingredients, selected by the House of Dior for their superior quality: Blood Orange Essence, Pink Pepper from Reunion Island and Tiare Flower Absolute from Tahiti.
When the House of Dior creates a fragrance, the journey goes beyond mere evocation: sourcing of raw materials also provides the opportunity to meet new cultures, and forge lasting, preferential relationships with local producers who make it possible for us to work with exceptional, top-quality ingredients.
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Blood orange is a variety of orange that contains anthocyanin, a pigment common in many types of fruit but rarely found in citrus fruit, giving its flesh its reddish color. It is a sweet and tasty fruit and is particularly popular in Italy. Blood orange essence gives off fresh, energizing tones.
The ‘Pepper Tree’ bears clusters of berries that are used as spice and known as ‘Pink Pepper’ or ‘Brazil Pepper’. Native to South America (Brazil), this tree is now grown on Reunion Island. Red in color and the size of a pepper corn, its berries grow in clusters and emit an intense spicy fragrance. Pink Pepper extract is obtained by using a CO2 extraction technique, which allows the peppercorn to retain its full aroma.
The Tahitian Tiare, which is a small shrub that grows in tropical climates, has snowy white flowers with a sweet and heady fragrance, wavering between Tuberose and Jasmine. Concrete and absolute, with an exotic fragrance and sun-kissed notes, are then obtained by extraction using volatile solvents. The Tiare flower is emblematic of French Polynesia and a sacred symbol of welcome and femininity. Tiare flowers are macerated in Copra Oil in order to produce the famous Monoi of Tahiti.