“With Maison Christian Dior, I have the utter luxury of paying attention to nothing but my own pleasure and freedom,” says François Demachy. To develop these floral, fruity, sensual or oriental bouquets, fashioned between Grasse and Paris, Dior’s Perfumer-Creator explores a range of personal and bold olfactory territories. “Whether painting, a piece of music, an air of opera, an encounter, a voyage or an outfit, everything inspires me. This collection is a miscellany of emotions,” he adds
And so, with Jasmin des Anges or Rose Gipsy, he takes us to Grasse, the terroir of choice of Dior perfumes since the beginning and the town in the south of France where he spent his childhood among the rose fields. Olfactory odes to this land, these two opus celebrate his roots and the savoir-faire of the House. While with La Colle Noire, named after the château that Christian Dior acquired in 1951, he invites us to encounter a universe and a place intimately linked with the founding couturier.
To discover this olfactory family is also to immerse oneself in its personal history. Tributes to Christian Dior's passions, Lucky, with floral notes of lily-of-the-valley, is a nod to his superstitious character, while Grand Bal echoes his taste for masquerade balls.
Other fragrances evoke travel and dreams of distant horizons, such as Sakura, which captures the magic of cherry blossom time in Japan in the spring, and Oud Ispahan, whose smoky scent opens the doors of an oriental palace. Composed of two flowers, iris and jasmine, Dioramour, expresses a sensual memory, one of amorous passion. These evocative fragrances represent sensations to be smelled and embraced with jubilation.