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Legend has it that Madurai, a sacred city in southern India, derived its name from the drops of divine nectar that fell from Lord Shiva's hair. A spectacular world created from a drop of perfume?! Pure olfactory genius.
Absolute of Indian jasmine sambac, oil of fresh Indian turmeric: here lies the Hindu temple of Meenakshi. Absolute of jasmine from Upper Egypt: its pyramidal towers home to all spirits. Australian sandalwood: the statues begin to dance and sway as the wind sings its song. Oil of marigold from the Indian Ocean: mythological creatures in fits of laughter. Clary sage from France: the colours speak a close language. Spirit of peach: bewitching Madurai erupts in thunderous applause for the beauty of jasmine. Eyes wide open, breathe in this floral and fruity whirlwind that exudes incredible charm.
"I created Madurai thinking about a wonderful trip to South India a few years ago. I remember one morning, sitting on a small terrace drinking tea. All my senses were alert. In the warm air, the intoxicating perfume of the flower sellers; the power of the spices and the sweetness of the mangoes from the stalls…. The rich and airy jasmine sambac of the offering necklaces and the creamy scent of sandalwood around the temples." - Perfumer Gaël Montero
Notes: Italian bergamot oil, clary sage oil, turmeric essence, Indian jasmine sambac absolute, Indian tuberose absolute, Egyptian jasmine absolute, peach absolute, Madagascan tagete oil, Australian sandalwood oil, suede accord
About the flacon: The plate of Madurai is inspired by the hypnotic motifs that can be found on the ceiling of the temple.