Jardin de France Absolue Damona (2012): "A Fragrance So Soft..." {New Perfume}


Jardin de France, a lesser known alternative French perfume label est. 1920 with an array of eaux de cologne, sometimes excellent, have launched a more ambitious opus in the manner in which it is inspired by mythology and more storied. The new composition is called Absolue Damona...

The fragrance, an unisex eau de cologne, is named after the deity Damona, a water divinity of the springs of Bourbon Lancy where the house is located. 

Tapping into the renewed popularity of wellness perfumes, the new scent is meant to enhance our well-being, make us happier and hep us partake of a Baudelairian ideal of contentment translated into new terms of softness, happiness and voluptuousness instead of the more classic ones of luxury, calm and voluptuousness. 

Like its recent peers - L'Eau Parfumée des Familles, Eau Aimable and Tilleul pour la Nuit - it puts an emphasis on textural softness, as if it created a much needed shield of fragrant cocooning in a brutal and beastly world. 

But contrary to those other colognes cited above, it claims also to be a "sacred cologne" filled with mythological wonder. 

Top notes: bergamot, mandarin, lime.

Heart notes: cinnamon bark, clove, orange blossom, cassis.

Base notes: cedar wood, incense, artemisia, sandalwood, amber.

Price: 48€ for 245 ml. More information at jardindefrance.net 

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