"The royal impertinence of jasmine and the rose is harmonized by the wordly exquisiteness of the gardenia. The rustic sentimentalism of the hawthorn is improved by the simple tenderness of the iris, the violet and the heliotrope. To those ardent delights, the ambergris and the civet bestow their intimate, tempestuous and rare powers of penetration. From these natural foundations has been fused the enchantement of a perfume never before experienced, widening the scope of perceptive senses just as dramatically as an abstract painting refuses to copy nature."
The last passage was a metaphor for the aldehydic note of the fragrance. Classic and Parisian in the 60's.
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