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Discover the history and signature qualities of the brand's essential ingredients. Learn more about these gifts of nature which shape L’Artisan’s unique fragrance creations, thanks to the perfumers’ expertise and artistic flair.

BASIL

Widely grown in the Mediterranean, basil conjures sunshine, freshness and far-flung travels.

It began its journey over two thousand years ago in India before arriving in France, Italy and Spain.

It's Latin name, basilicum, means 'royal', which comes from basileus, the Greek word for 'king'.

It's character is spicy and herbaceous with a hint of lemon - the perfect foil for the uplifting bouquet of L'Eau de L'Artisan.

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BERRIES

From blackberries to blackcurrant buds, berries are bursting with sunshine.

These raw materials lend a delicate tartness to fragrances.

The blackberry note has played a beloved role in the fabled history of L'Artisan Parfumeur since 1978, when founder Jean Laporte created the perfect blackberry illusion in his Mūre et Musc fragrance.

Perfumer Karine Dubreuil later reinterpreted this classic by adding blackcurrant buds to enhance the berry’s intensity and sweetness in her creation Mūre et Musc Extrźme.

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LEMON

The citrus family includes fruits such as lemon and bergamot.

They are generally cultivated in sun-drenched Mediterranean and subtropical regions.

Their flavours oscillate between bitter and sweet, and their aromas are tangy and bright.

In perfumery, citrus notes bring a lively freshness to fragrances such as Mon Numéro 9. However, they shouldn’t be confused with fruity notes, which are derived from other materials including berries, rhubarb and fig.

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FIG

When master perfumer Olivia Giacobetti created Premier Figuier in 1994, she made history with the first fragrance ever built around a fig note.

This fruit was first cultivated by man several thousand years ago.

The fig tree thrives in poor soil that is often dry and chalky, generously producing a fruit with soft, honeyed flesh.

Fig seduces with its woody and sweet scent, deepened by foliage which smells creamy and green.

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ORANGE BLOSSOM

Orange blossom is the white flower of the small bitter orange tree.

Lavished with sun and sea air, the flower is hand-harvested just after dewfall.

Offered by the Greek god Zeus to his companion Hera as a wedding gift, orange blossom symbolises eternal love and purity.

Its luminous floral scent, suffused with sparkling green notes, is the basis of Histoire d'Orangers.

"Tender, fresh, radiant, I consider it the most modern of white flowers." - Perfumer Marie Salamagne

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