Welcome to Paradise – heavenly scents


Some say paradise is not a place but a state of mind. For others it’s God’s sweet reward at the end of a long and virtuous life. While waiting to find out who’s wrong or right, let’s indulge in visions of paradise on earth:

A lush garden filled with exotic plants bearing manifold fruits and leaves. A sanctuary inhabited by colorful creatures, songbirds filling the skies with their sounds, and delicate flowers scenting the mild air with their enticing bouquet.

Stroll with us through such a magical hideaway, created by Paris photographer Lucile Godin and paper and textile designer Lucie Touré. Godin likes to compose her images as one would compose a fragrance, layering individual elements into intriguingly complex creations. For this editorial she teamed up with Touré who uses the art of embroidery to assemble countless meticulously cut-out paper flowers into a strange and imaginary vegetal universe that blurs the line between 2D and 3D.

What a heavenly way to show case a selection of paradisiacal perfumes. Enjoy!

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lucile Godin@godinlucile

SET DESIGN: Lucie Touré@lucie.toure



 

Join us on a stroll …

… through the garden of Eden.

 

 



01. Le Galion : L’Âme Perdue


l'arme perdu by le galion
 
l'arme perdu by le galion
set design by Lucy Dauré
 
set design by Lucy Dauré
Le Galion perfume paris
 
Le Galion perfume paris

“Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth.”

Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle

 


PERFUMER: Rodrigo Flores-Roux
YEAR: 2017
www.legalionparfums.com

 

 



02. Diptyque: Orphéon


orpheon by diptyque Paris
 
orpheon by diptyque Paris
paradise perfumes
 
paradise perfumes
diptyque paris
 
diptyque paris

“Taking back the garden of Eden,
Taking back the tree of life,
Letting grow the tree of wisdom,
Letting come the tree of love.”

Taking back the Garden of Eden by Rune Emerson, SKRUK, Told Gustavsen

 


PERFUMER: Olivier Pescheux
YEAR: 2021
www.diptyqueparis.com

 

 



03. Astier de Villatte: Splash Orange Amère


splash by astier de villatte
 
splash by astier de villatte
astier se vilatte perfume
 
astier se vilatte perfume
fragrance by astier de villatte
 
fragrance by astier de villatte

“Paradise is a state of mind,
Where mother nature nurtures and man is kind.”

Summer in Paradise by The Beach Boys

 


PERFUMER: Christophe Raynaud
YEAR: 2016
www.astierdevillatte.com

 

 



04. Ex Nihilo: Sweet Morphine


the scent of paradise
 
the scent of paradise
sweet morphine by ex nihilo
 
sweet morphine by ex nihilo
paper cut out design
 
paper cut out design

“In paradise there are things which no eye has seen,
no ear has heard and no human mind has thought of.”

—Prophet Muhammed

 


PERFUMER: Nathalie Gracia-Cetto
YEAR: 2015
www.ex-nihilo-paris.com

 

 



05. Trudon: Bruma


Truden perfumes
 
Truden perfumes
cire trudon parfums
 
cire trudon parfums
paradise scents
 
paradise scents

“The only paradise is paradise lost.”

—Marcel Proust

 


PERFUMER: Antoine Lie
YEAR: 2017
www.trudon.com

 

 



06. Ormaie: L’Ivrée Bleue


parfums ormaie paris
 
parfums ormaie paris
decoupage set design
 
decoupage set design
 

“Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven.”

—Jean Paul

 


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2018
www.ormaie.paris

 

 



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