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D’Orsay Vouloir être ailleurs. C.G. EDT 50ml

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Made by D’Orsay (Paris, France)

A floral, green fragrance that evokes budding love. This historic fragrance was originally published in 1915 under the name of Tilleul, and was reworked in 1995 by Olivia Giacobetti.

Notes—
Top: Lemon Tree Leaves
Heart: Lime Tree Flowers
Base: Acacia Wood, Beeswax Absolute, Cut Hay

 

 

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D’Orsay C.G.

Vouloir être ailleurs. C.G.

French for ‘to want to be elsewhere’, this fragrance is an evolution of D’Orsay’s 1915 perfume, Tilleul, reimagined by Olivia Giacobetti.

In its tiny, sweet voice, ‘Vouloir être ailleurs’ transports us back to heady, carefree times. Linden flower, honey and freshly cut hay take us back to our formative years. Almost adults yet cradled by the perfumes of our childhood. Little did we know then, that in just a few days, we would be grown up for good. A radiant interlude.

Tilleul

In 1915, D’ORSAY created Tilleul, which quickly became the House’s most popular fragrance. In 1995, the Maison decided to renew the fragrance and called upon the talented Olivia Giacobetti who, while remaining faithful to the initial perfume, gave it a certain modernity.

Its new version, Vouloir être ailleurs. C.G. is, like Tilleul, an ode to nature. The fragrance is constructed like an infusion of linden whose tranquility would not be disturbed by anything.

The top notes of this floral fragrance are lemon leaves that bring freshness and luminosity.

In the heart, the linden accord that forms the backbone of the fragrance bringing transparency and a sweetness very slightly honeyed, barely sweet.

At the base, acacia wood brings depth and elegance to the fragrance. A duo composed of beeswax absolute and cut hay reinforces the floral notes and allows them to stretch to the base notes.

This work led by the master perfumer has made Vouloir être ailleurs. C.G. an iconic fragrance and a best-seller.

From the Perfumer

This floral fragrance is an ode to a rural landscape captured in the early morning. Characterised by a delicate green facet, lime blossoms structure the composition. Lemon leaves at the top add a fresh and floral dimension. Acacia wood and beeswax absolute give the fragrance an almost palpable softness that one would like to wrap oneself in. A nod to this snapshot, the cut hay recalls this raw and wild nature.

— Olivia Giacobetti

History

D’Orsay imagines special fragrances, evoking the universality of the state of love and exploring its many facets: caring love, free, paradoxical, ardent, adventurous, tender, striking, impulsive, sincere, spiritual, secret, tactile, unwavering… D’Orsay perfumes are designed for couples, echoing the first historic fragrance designed in 1830 by Alfred d’Orsay for him and his forbidden lover, Lady Marguerite Blessington. Each creation is named after an index sentence, signed with the initials of a personality whose identity is left to the imagination of each.

MEET THE BRAND

D’Orsay

Maison d’Orsay was originally founded in Paris in 1830 by Count Alfred d’Orsay. D’Orsay was known at the time to have been passionate, artistic, and flamboyant. He was an influential icon of the nineteenth century. He sought pleasure at all cost, which resulted in large debts and romantic affairs.

The fragrance house published nearly fifty perfumes that were distributed across the globe, in boutiques in Paris, London, and New York. At the time, the D’Orsay fragrances were highly artistic and forward-thinking, as they were inspired by love and desire, and were designed to be shared by couples. Alfred d’Orsay’s very first fragrance was an ode to his forbidden love of Lady Marguerite Blessington – a love story of illicit desire and intimacy.

In 2015, Amélie Huynh gave Maison d’Orsay a new lease of life, redesigning an olfactory line to honour the brand’s heritage. The fragrances are based on Alfred d’Orsay’s original line-up, reimagined by prestigious perfumers such as Olivia Giacobetti, Mark Buxton, Karine Chevalier, Bertrand Duchaufour, Fanny Bal, and Vincent Ricord.

Everything we do references the romantic sensibility of Count d’Orsay – from the illicit affair to the sense of carnal desire.
— Amélie Huynh, CEO & founder

Each fragrance is composed as a declaration of love, exploring its many facets. They are genderless and can be worn by couples, just as the originals by Alfred d’Orsday. Each scent explores duality in some sense, which is a concept echoed throughout the brand. In homage to the lost correspondences between Alfred and Marguerite, each perfume name is composed like a love letter and signed with initials – these initials referring to a secret identity that will never be revealed.

D’Orsay have two boutiques in Paris and one in Tokyo. Each boutique has been meticulously designed to capture the sense of mystique, passion, and eloquence of Count d’Orsay, with sleek woods and brass fittings, with cabinets of multiple drawers in which secret scents are carefully locked away like hidden treasures.

All of the production takes place in France, with fragrances made between Paris and Provencal perfume capital, Grasse. The bottles, caps, and spray mechanisms are also produced in France.


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