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Mimosa is the inspiration behind L’Artisan’s Mimosa pour Moi.

Introduced to Europe by Captain Cook in the 19th century, mimosas thrived on the Côte d'Azur. Soon they were used in cosmetics and as a fixative in perfume and over time came to play an important role in the economic development of Grasse - so important that in 1931 the first Mimosa Festival was staged. Now a 10 day long annual event held in February, the Mimosa Festival draws over 60,000 visitors to the region each year.

Mimosas have a very confusing taxonomy with over 400 species in the genus. The mimosa we are talking about, the ones with bright yellow flower heads and a sweet, heliotrope-smelling fragrance are in fact acacias. Acacia dealbata to be specific.

Mimosa pour Moi smells like putting your nose in the middle of a whole bouquet – flower, stems and leaves – of mimosas.

It opens fresh and green from violet leaves. Blackcurrant buds, tangy and slightly woody join the violet leaves. There’s also a spicy-fruity aspect to the blackcurrant bud that opens up to a heart of mimosa - a note of honey along with a with a whiff of cucumber – that’s subtly floral and a little woody. It deepens as it evolves until it comes to rest on a musky base of vanilla and cedarwood. The drydown is creamy, delicate and softly sweet. It has the radiance of a soft summer’s day and it smells like yellow sunshine.

Mimosa pour Moi seduces with its innocence.

Notes: violet leaves, blackcurrant bud, mimosa, vanilla and cedarwood.

Type: EdT

Parfumeur: Anne Flipo

Price: $5.00