Following up on George, their debut fine fragrance, new Parisian niche brand Jardins d'Ecrivains (Gardens of Writers) will release a second perfume from February 2013 called Gigi, which is inspired by the fictional character created by French writer Colette, and known to even wider audiences thanks to the interpretation of this coming-of-age tale of a gamine-turned-woman by Leslie Caron in the eponymous musical comedy by Vincente Minelli from 1958...
Jardins d'Ecrivains say they sought out to recreate a Belle Epoque atmosphere and represent a "mischievous, young and beautiful" Gigi - short for Gabrielle* - whose adventures take place in 1900 Paris by using white florals, which Colette adored, and bringing out fruity accents with cassis, a note that to our nose has been making a surreptitious comeback lately in a number of fragrances.
The Eau de Parfum opens on top notes of cut grass, orange blossom and neroli followed by tuberose, jasmine and cassis while resting on a base of sandalwood and white musk.
Price: 85€ for 100ml. Available at Jovoy 4, rue de Castiglione Paris 1er; online: www.jardinsdecrivains.com; readers tel : +33 (0)1 42 22 78 95
Via press release
*Gabrielle was one of the first names of Colette herself, who was baptized Sidonie-Gabrielle.