jeudi 3 mai 2012
Mr. Roudnitska's Muguet
When I was there yesterday with my friend Angela of Now Smell This, they were doing an organic vanilla reconstitution and they'd just added a "coconut" lactone obtained through fermentation, so that the whole facility smelled like a tropical drink. But just wandering off with Olivier into the multicoloured glory of the garden, we could dive nose-first into the very first May roses of the season, huge peonies, lilacs, white and purple wisteria, tiny mauve rosemary blossoms, yellow crownvetch flowers that were almost pure indoles, and little blue flowers whose name I forget, that smelled exactly like honey. We crumpled lemontree leaves that smelled of lemon verbena, and a special kind of sage... Then Michel Roudnitska kindly showed us up to his parents' office, where we discussed his work creating soul-healing blends based on shamanic rituals with Native American people in Canada and Brazil.
It was a magical day, with lunch on a terrace in front of the 10th century castle of Cabris. Angela and Olivier were the best company I could dream of. We thought of all of you. You were there with us.
And here is the original bottle of Diorissimo, owned by its author!