If Jean-Claude Ellena created this Osmanthus sillage, it is to preserve the memory of an indescribable feeling that takes hold of him when he is in the Forbidden City. The poetry of this unconventional and extraordinary moment was the unwavering bond at the origin of this creation, bestowing upon us the delicacy coming from this distant place.
The most odoriferous varieties are also the most fragile. The flowers blossom during autumn, their delicate fragrance spreads very far, filling the Chinese’s hearts with a tender nostalgic feeling. With their poetic refinement, Chinese people have turned the Osmanthus Fragrans into a legend. This legend tells that from eternity to eternity, the giant Wu Gang hopelessly tried to fight the beautiful Osmanthus tree inside of the Moon Palace because he was furiously jealous of its clear floral smell.
- Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange.
- Heart notes: Osmanthus, Rose, Green Notes.
- Base notes: Musc, Castoreum.
- Eau de Toilette: Women, Men.
- 100ml, Refill Bottle.
- Apply as desired, to pulse points behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, on your wrist, inside your elbow and/or behind your knee.
Alcohol Denat, Aqua, Parfum, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylproponial, Citronnellol, Linalool, Osmanthus, Geraniol, Coumarin. Citral.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.
As a disciple and close friend of the legendary Edmond Roudnitska (creator of “Le Parfum de Thérèse”), Jean-Claude Ellena began his career with a minimalistic approach to perfumery. Since then, he has developed this approach into his own distinctive style, which is continually informed by his elegant and quiet way of being, and has been compared by his contemporaries to watercolor sketches and chamber music. Jean-Claude says that a perfume must be like “a soft caress; nothing must shock, nothing must shout”. Roudnitska’s minimalism never left him, however, and his compositions remain focused around a single ingredient, avoiding repetition.
Jean-Claude Ellena was born in Grasse into a family of perfumers. His training began at age 17, in the most prestigious laboratories – in Grasse, Paris, New York and Geneva – where he always saw himself as self-taught. Jean-Claude met Frédéric Malle at Roure when he was working on Bulgari’s “Eau au Thé Vert”. He composed one perfume a year for Editions de Parfums before joining Hermès. He is now back as a full-fledged author at Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle.
For centuries, luxury has been synonymous with scarcity, quality, precision and inaccessibility. But little by little, it became popular, becoming more and more accessible and standardising the offer. The Different Company was born within this century, in a context where perfume lovers are turning away from the novelties of the big brands, which tend today to create juices intended to please the greatest number.
Based on this observation, The Different Company’s first creations appeared, developed by Jean Claude Ellena and Thierry de Baschmakoff. Not imposing costs or codes limits, exploring new territories, demanding excellence in raw materials and sillages, working with talented perfumers of international renown, expressing a signature luxury design: this is the vision of The Luxury Perfumery of The Different Company.