I’m in Provence this week teaching the Art of Perfume course. One of the sessions will take place in the garden created by the legendary perfumer Edmond Roudnitska. Situated in Cabris, it’s maintained by his son Michel Roudnitska, the creator of Parfums DelRae Bois de Paradis and Frédéric Malle Noir Épices who also keeps the tradition alive by running Roudnitska’s Art et Parfum lab and studio.
It’s a marvelous place to visit for anyone interested in modern perfumery, fragrant gardens and history. Above you can see the view from Edmond Roudnitska’s office. How could anyone not have created masterpieces in front of such a splendid view.
Roudnitska personally selected plants to reflect different aromatic profiles and complementary blooming schedules, and the garden is a sensory experience in all seasons. My photos below are from late spring. Once I return home, I will share the early spring images.
And finally, here is one of my favorite photographs of Edmond Roudnitska in his garden.
I look forward to meeting some of you there!
Photography by Bois de Jasmin. The image of Edmond Roudnitska via the Roudnitska archive.