Sous le pont Mirabeau
Sous le pont Mirabeau
A perfume to save us all, alcohol on the water of our essences, bergamot and pink pepper interspersed with fig notes in a glass bottle.
"Hope is violent.
Mirabeau: a triumph of vowels with a Parisian feel, suspended on the Seine to compose a memory or to ferry us to the shore following a trail of sandalwood , pink pepper and cedar .
In the heart of the City of Light, following the river towards dusk, we find a bridge, a poem and a perfume.
A discreet and symbolic bridge, which embodies the building spirit that crosses borders and brings together sublimating. Solid foundations of cedar, sandalwood and orcanox that pass through love and embrace its hints of musk.
A slow and violent poem, the brutal and fascinating hope of those who want to believe that she still loves him. Vanilla, I write your name in the delicate trace of incense and violet leaves.
A perfume to save us all, fish us out in silence on the Seine and finally violently reunite body and soul: alcohol on the water of our essences, bergamot and pink pepper interspersed with notes of fig in a glass bottle.
There are bridges where the promises of lovers are chained, others that have seen great battles written into history and still others that future generations will admire for their architectural perfection. All famous bridges, for one reason or another.
But there is a bridge that does not need chains, battles or works of genius to remain imprinted in our memories: it is the Pont Mirabeau, for which the few verses of Apollinaire's poetry were enough.
It's true, they are still the verses of a great poet that speak of love, and an unhappy love. Apollinaire composes them for Marie, his beloved who has just left him, but he doesn't tell us this, he only lets us imagine it. On the other hand, don't we already see the story of many lovers, of a love that flows away like the days and the water of the river?
The perfume that bears the same name as Pont Mirabeau aims to embody the strength that resists the waves of the Seine and the passage of time of which it is an impassive witness, as stated in the final repetition of the first verse. But the delicacy of the fragrances combined with this base also expresses the melancholy of past loves, while a sharp note stands out as a witness to violent Hope.
The union of strength and delicacy makes this perfume the symbolic bridge of the hands of the poet and his Marie, and at the same time symbolizes the eternal story of all lovers, like Apollinaire.
Not the loves of legends, made immortal by death and burning with a passion that resists the ravages of time, but the all too human ones, which we believed to be eternal and which instead are consumed in a day, flowing away like river water.
Apollinaire and Marie certainly loved each other, but the poet is a "winged thing" says Plato, he flies and lets himself be attracted by a thousand flowers with voluptuous scents. And the girl we imagine as fragile and defenseless is actually a woman full of passion and intense feelings who wants exclusivity and does not contemplate forgiveness. She will be the one to end the relationship, and neither the poet's pleas nor promises will be able to change her decision.
Thus Apollinaire will forever become the man rejected by the two women he had intensely loved. From this desperation “The Song of the Unloved” and “The Mirabeau Bridge” were born. Yet one day he will be able to bid them a peaceful farewell:
I picked this blade of heather
Remember autumn is dead
We will never see each other again on this earth
Of heather branches smell of time
And don't forget that I'm waiting for you
Paris, January 2022
Suzanne Juilliard-Agie & Etienne de Swardt"
Top Notes: Recycled Virginia Cedar, Pure Jungle Essence™ Vanilla, HE Sandalwood, Recycled Orcanox™, Moscato
Heart notes: Superessence Incense, Aquatic Accord, Ozonic Accord, Green Violet
Base Notes: Upcycled Virginia Cedar, Vanilla Pure Jungle Essence™, HE Sandalwood, Upcycled Orcanox™, Muscs