L'Eau Neuve, created in 1968, is the fresh-scented reflection of a carefree freedom-loving era. Its citrus, spicy and woody notes combine in the most natural composition.
- Top notes: Lemon, Orange, Lavender & Bergamont. Middle notes: Thyme, clary Sage, Coriander, Marjoram Base notes: Patchouli, Cedar Wood, Sandalwood & Oak Moss
Pierre-François Lubin is the founder of modern perfumery. Born in 1774, he lived through one of the most turbulent periods in French history, as the Ancien Régime gave way to the Industrial Revolution. It happened that Lubin’s parents lived near the Parisian workshop of renowned perfumer Jean-Louis Fargeon; so in 1784, it was he who initiated the ten-year-old Pierre-François in the art of perfumery. Under Fargeon, Lubin gradually came to be entrusted with the beauty recipes for the French Royal Court.
Fargeon belonged to an ancient dynasty of perfumers from Montpellier, and was in fact Queen Marie-Antoinette’s appointed supplier. Despite being under house arrest at the Tuileries with her family from the autumn of 1789, at the start of the French Revolution, the Queen continued to receive parcels from her loyal perfumer, brought by his young apprentice. Each day, she would freshen up, using the sophisticated preparations created from a base of essences of bergamot and orange. She was also fond of the rose perfume which reminded her of the gardens of Trianon and which Fargeon was so skilled at extracting.
Nevertheless, in 1792, at the age of 18, Pierre-Francois Lubin left Paris and the revolutionary unrest and headed to Grasse, to the workshop of another master scent-maker: Tombarelli. Tombarelli introduced him to the “Italian method”, which had been imported from Florence by Catherine de Medici two centuries before.
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