Bougie Tirta, Voyager Candles

Bougie TirtaCette semaine je souhaitais vous faire une petite suprise en vous parlant d’un parfum oui, mais pour la première fois de celui d’une bougie! Parce qu’elles ont aussi de belles histoires à raconter, les bougies parfumées sont aujourd’hui travaillées avec un soin tel, qu’elles méritent amplement qu’on s’y attarde.

Comme les parfums, de nombreuses bougies puisent leur inspiration dans l’univers du voyage et évoquent par leurs concepts, leurs noms et leurs senteurs de lointaines contrées… Il me semblait donc intéressant et légitime de faire apparaitre dès à présent les bougies parfumées dans le Carnet de Parfums, une manière d’évoquer toujours plus les odeurs rencontrées en voyage.

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A walk in Tirta Gangga garden

Situer Tirtagangga sur une carteOn each trip, I always try to spend time visiting a garden. Nothing beats a bit of relaxing time spent in the company of indigenous flora, which always says so much about the place that you are in. I like to be surrounded by a plethora of different species, and allow the quiet to surround me, while I keep my nose alert for the smallest hint of an interesting scent.

It was in Bali that I found maybe one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen; the splendid Tirta Gangga gardens in East Bali. Literally meaning “water of the Ganges” in homage to the sacred river, Tirta Gangga is famous for its sacred spring water, which has been spouting from the east Balinese mountains for centuries. In 1946, the last Raja of the province of Karangasem decided to honor the spring by building next to it a palace surrounded by a remarkable garden.

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The frangipani, flower of temples

Situer Bali et Jimbaran sur une carteLet me take you back to small but sumptuous Bali. This destination has already been tackled on the blog, but there is still so much to say; I was fortunate enough to visit Bali four times in less than two years (thanks to living within 3 hours by plane!) And I still feel the same excitement each time I arrive! The island, the sea, the Balinese, their smiles, temples and flowers … So I thought I should speak of a flower rooted in Balinese culture and well-known among perfumers: the frangipani flower.

Plumeria is a botanical genus consisting mainly of deciduous trees and shrubs, with contorted look, native to Central America and widely naturalized in Asia. Its common name “Frangipani” comes from a sixteenth-century Italian marquis, Frangipani, who created a perfume based plumeria (already!).

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Les trois flacons Kenzo Amour

S’il est un parfum qui pourrait représenter à lui seul la diversité des beautés parfumées de l’Asie, il s’agirait sans aucun doute de Kenzo Amour. Une véritable déclaration aux odeurs asiatiques, un hommage comme il y en a peu en sélectif, Kenzo Amour rassemble les plus belles matières emblématiques qui font l’identité olfactive de chaque pays et finalement de tout un continent.

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