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BOND GIRL AND ALLROUND STYLE ICON LEA SEDOUX TALKS SCENTS WITH JACQUES CAVALLIER BELLETRUD, THE IMPRESSIVE CREATOR OF THE FRAGRANCES BEHIND FAMED FRENCH FASHION HOUSE LOUIS VUITTON
Rose des Vents is the first fragrance in the collection Les Parfums Louis Vuitton. To what extent does the May rose from Grasse play a significant part? Jacques Cavallier Belletrud: The May rose
from Grasse is the most exquisite rose that exists in the world. To me, it represents the complexity of femininity. Léa Seydoux: For me, it’s the voluptuous side. I love this fragrance, particularly the floral notes and the strong, dominant rose. I think the rose is the symbol of femininity. It embodies mystery and sensuality. I really like this feeling.
Similar to the use of the May rose from Grasse in Rose des Vents, was using jasmine from Grasse an obvious choice? JCB:
I had wanted to pay tribute to tuberose in a perfume for a long time. For Turbulences, I associated tuberose with jasmine grandiflorum from Grasse. This fragrance represents the memory of a meeting between tuberose and jasmine in my garden. For me, it is the fusion of both scents that makes this perfume unforgettable. LS: Combining tuberose and jasmine is just like a clash of two cultures [or] like [the contrast between] white and black. Jacques enjoys mixing scents that are very different.