Making scents with Parfums Henry Jacques
In the quieter lifestyle that has resulted from long days spent at home, we now have ample time to be still and just being—free and unencumbered from the many activities that once distracted us from “me time”. Indeed, this is a wonderful window of opportunity to establish a ritual of self-care indulging the senses and […]
In the quieter lifestyle that has resulted from long days spent at home, we now have ample time to be still and just being—free and unencumbered from the many activities that once distracted us from “me time”.
Indeed, this is a wonderful window of opportunity to establish a ritual of self-care indulging the senses and what better way than traipsing down the scented path to discover anew and awaken unearthed emotions, memories and inspirations.
As Anne-Lise Cremona, daughter of the great perfumer Henry Jacques, once said, “If time is the new luxury, perfume is time for yourself.”
The Henry Jacques haute parfumerie, steeped in tradition yet resolutely avant-garde, draws on time-honoured codes to design contemporary elegance. Its greatest gift is that of pure perfume together with its rituals which are dissipating in a hyper modern world.
From the heart of Provence, time stands still in the laboratory and birthplace of Henry Jacques haute parfumerie, where perfumed dreams and creative impulses hold sway in a thousand scents, composed of premium natural essences gleaned from all over the world.
With the rebirth of the Essences, the Maison brings back the beauty of a gesture and time for oneself, time to find yourself. With peerless rigour, the crafting atelier selects the natural essences, weighing their nuances which are then allowed to interact, change and harmonise with each other to reach a perfect balance.
Think velvety rose; intoxicating tuberose; sunny lavender; sumptuous jasmine; soft, sensual, heady musk; subtle, hot, marine ambergris—a glimpse of the palette of essences making up its enchanted realm of fragrances. Great perfumery where memory and the senses converge, along with an alchemy of colours, textures and ideas to conjure and sublimate a personal journey.
Among Henry Jacques’ treasure trove is Les Classiques de HJ, whose 50 fragrances represent the Maison’s immense olfactive accomplishments as well as the gateway to its universe as an expression of the different facets of one’s personality and sartorial sense. A different scent profile for the mood and style of the day and night, so to speak.
The purity of the Essences defines the foundations of the perfumery, along with reviving the elegance of applying perfume to the skin. With just a few subtle drops, the fragrance is left lingering without pervading the physical space but the memory and soul.
To further personalise one’s olfactive odyssey of owning an intimate collection of Henry Jacques perfumes is the grandeur and nobility associated with the ancient notion ofperfume chests to store those precious bottles of essences. Available in configurations that can showcase up to 3, 6 or 10 crystal flacons and in four colours of choice: taupe, brown, beige and pink, these perfume boxes are complimentary with the purchase of 3, 6 or 10 bottles of Les Classiques or Les Brumes.
A private perfume ritual is a marvellous way to luxuriate in carving time out for oneself—simply by reaching for a personal selection of scents that speak with the power of a recollection or an impression of life and which is safely nestled in a refined perfume box gracing the alcove of a room, a bathroom vanity or a beautiful credenza.
Displaying one’s unique persona, the perfume box also holds the beautiful memories and important moments in one’s life. The simple, delicate allure of timeless perfumes elevated to an Art of Living leaves not only an enduring imprint as “companions of absence, mementos of the sublime” but they also perfectly narrate who we are or want to be.
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