Le Couvent des Minimes have launched L'Eau des Missions (aka Botanical Cologne of the Missions), an Oriental eau de Cologne, based on an original recipe calling for the use of select wellness plants...
It is at the same time an homage to the work of the Franciscan missionaries of Mary who lived in the couvent des Minimes in Mane, to their engagement with the populations abroad, and in particular in Madagascar, the Americas and Indonesia.
The brand sees here a tradition of "benevolent travels" which is reflected in the original vanilla-based recipe and exotic plants included. The tag line on the packaging makes it look like an elixir of well-being: "A l'essence de vanille réconfortante et aux 5 plantes bienfaisantes."
Each note possesses an aromatherapeutic property underlined by the house: vanilla soothes, Centella Asiatica regenerates (see also Marilyn Miglin Fo-Ti-Tieng), myrrh heals, benzoin promotes wellness, Chinese camelia is protective, Virginian cedar is tonic. The ingredients listed are said to be part of the original recipe.
L'Eau des Missions is destined to the whole family, promising to be reminiscent of childhood baths.
Prices: 45€ (500 ml), 35€ (250 ml), 25€ (100 ml).
For France-based patrons, a scented-candle version of the perfume is offered as a GWP starting from 40€ purchases, between the 5th and 25th of December 2011 in Marionnaud stores.