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.