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!
Join us on a stroll …
… through the garden of Eden.
01. Le Galion : L’Âme Perdue
“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
02. Diptyque: Orphéon
“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
03. Astier de Villatte: Splash Orange Amère
“Paradise is a state of mind,
Where mother nature nurtures and man is kind.”
—Summer in Paradise by The Beach Boys
PERFUMER: Christophe Raynaud
04. Ex Nihilo: Sweet Morphine
“In paradise there are things which no eye has seen,
no ear has heard and no human mind has thought of.”
PERFUMER: Nathalie Gracia-Cetto
05. Trudon: Bruma
“The only paradise is paradise lost.”
PERFUMER: Antoine Lie
06. Ormaie: L’Ivrée Bleue
“Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven.”
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