French niche perfume house L'Artisan Parfumeur are preparing to release a new opus entitled Caligna. The composition is part of the new La Collection de Grasse which debuted in the fall of 2012...
Composed by perfumer Dora Baghriche Arnaud, the brand have lifted the veil on the personality of the scent by revealing for the moment being that it is both "aromatic" and "addictive".
The inspiration was taken from the sensorial atmosphere of the Grassois hinterland, a land which has been a fecund muse to painters, writers and naturally, perfumers.
The word "Caligna", if we are not mistaken, comes from old Occitan and refers to the semantic field of love and courtship. It means to behave coquettishly, to court, to sweet talk women. Its origin is in the word "gal" which means a rooster. In modern French, the word "câliner" is more often used for children or when adults want to paraphrase a child-like expression.
The south of France, it is worth remembering, made an essential contribution to the culture of love in France in the middle ages through its tradition of courtly love and poetry.
Via press release