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“ …I lead them to Tanneron, on the other side of the moors, on a day of howling wind, and vibrant sun. The passageway runs in the sky amidst an opulent landscape with slopes that fade away under the mimosas. I came home with yellow spots dancing in front of my eyes and a whirlwind of light inside me.” *
The Mimosa arrived in Provence in the middle of 19th century. Blossoming in the heights of the trees around Hyde Park and The Cristal Palace. A British family asked to plant this elegant tree on the French Riviera where they would spend the winter months. Unintentionally, the demand for the mimosa flowers became so great that they were inevitably planted in Tanneron.
Mimosa extract first appeared in perfumery in the 1940s. Since its arrival in perfumery, Mimosa can often be found in the most famous and prestigious compositions.
As a perfumer, Mimosa Tanneron can be described as an ode to tenderness, sweetness, and the sensations of blossoming love.
Jean Claude Ellena
*Albert Camus et Maria Casarès, Correspondances, Gallimard 2018
|100ml – 50ml|
Between January and March, during the mimosa flowering period, the hills of the Tanneron massif get covered with yellow flowers. The golden scenery is stunning!