2015 IFF Speed Smelling™ Collection - Jean-Christophe Hérault

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IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.) recently released just 200 sets of their Speed Smelling™ Collection from 2014. Each year IFF invites a small group of French fragrance journalists to find out what the perfumers at IFF would do when they can create a fragrance when they have no brief and no budget restrictions. This event is called Speed Smelling™. Over the course of one hour, 11 perfumers must impress the jury with a creation that must surprise, seduce and be remembered. This event allows the perfumers to speak about their art and present their fragrances and allows the journalists to get to know the perfumers.

This fragrance is a bold, sensitive interpretation of mimosa and the many facets and colors of the flower. In information taken from Grain de Musc: “When you discover a new smell, take notes”, the perfumer Pierre Bourdon used to tell his apprentices. The first impression is the best.” Jean-Christophe Hérault recently found the notebook where he’d jotted down his first impressions of mimosa as he was approaching the Massif du Tanneron, near Grasse, where the trees blossom from January to March. Green aqueous (violet leaf absolute) and powdery (iris concrete, with its slight chocolate aroma), then waxy (rose absolute), honeyed (beeswax absolute) and fruity animalic (orange blossom and jasmine sambac absolute), the scent is not quite mimosa, but rather a fragrance built around the template yielded by the deconstruction of mimosa. 



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