HERMÈS presents the new UN JARDIN À CYTHÈRE inspired by the gardens of Greece
How can we distill wild nature into a bottle? In this seventh edition of the Parfums-Jardins collection, Christine Nagel takes us back to her first voyage on the island of Kythira in the Peloponnese. As she recalls the magic of the alchemists' works, she returns to the poetic creations that translate the sensations generated by the golden herbs of vetiver, olive wood, and fresh pistachios whose aromas cannot be extracted. It is the garden of memories born from memories of traveling through Greece, enhanced by the Hermès perfumer.
The legend says that the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born on the island of Cythère, and in this island, the generosity of Mother Earth appears, and in it one returns to his feelings and memories. The joyous heart, fragrant with the fragrance of Greece and its breathtaking presence, stands and whispers, “I am home.”
It is the splendor, it is the surprise, wandering in a lush garden that no foot has set foot in or changed by a hand, it is a garden that is neither green nor adorned with flowers, but rather a blonde garden, a garden that grows without being watered by rain or cared for by a human hand, and alongside the olive trees, pistachios grow Fresh and grassy herbs whose breathtaking aromas reach you on the horseback of the cool breeze, and on the horizon the blue of the sea and the sky, add new strength, is it the happiness that the blue of the sky promised you in which the sun does not dim? Or the power of the trunk of the olive tree, which you can't control yourself to rush to embrace?
The Un Jardin à Cythère perfume box sparkles with a drawing by Elias Kafourous, a Greek artist with a distinctive artistic style. He uses ink, pens and paints to create his favorite designs that have inspired many Hermès scarves, including the Eleftheria scarf named after freedom, created by Elias Kafourous in The year 2021 is to celebrate the second centenary of Greece's independence. The Greek artist draws inspiration from the herbs, embroidered with gold by the sun's rays, and the breeze passing by and waving them, and from the pink color that represents pistachio grains, and the green color that characterizes the olive trees, and the blue background that shows the expanse of the sea, to mix the distinctive elements that produce the identity of Un Jardin à Cythère perfume.