A scent as enchanting as a moonlit stroll through a fragrant garden...

With the summer party in full swing, you find yourself drawn further down the garden path. The air starts to cool as the cicadas begin their evening chorus. Lulled by the hum of distant chatter and the tinkling of champagne flutes, you're transported back to the favourite haunt of your childhood and of carefree, lazy days filled with sunshine, flowers and joyful abandon.

The intricate harmony of this romantic, timeless scent balances a breath of fresh spearmint breeze with sparkling pink pepper and the citrus vivacity of mandarin. Intertwined with the seductive floral joy of sweet pea is a foundation of woody moss and musky patchouli that adds hints of spice and decadence to this earthly fairytale.


Discover Once Upon A Garden Eau de Parfum

Once Upon A Garden is presented in a midnight blue bottle, reminiscent of a forbidden midnight tryst, while the pink cap represents the delicate sweet pea at the heart of this youthful fragrance. We designed our luxuriously crafted flacon to be refillable so that you can replenish your scent as often as you like while treasuring your original heavy glass bottle forever.

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Discover the Ingredients

Pink Pepper

Once considered to be as precious as gold and silver, pink pepper is actually a berry. Our pure, sustainable oil is obtained by careful extraction of the dried fruit. The exotic scent profile is a spicy freshness with aromatic and floral undertones. The bright radiance of this pink pepper perfume lures you in from the first hint, captivating your curiosity and beckoning you further along the trail to explore its lush secrets.

Pink Pepper

Once considered to be as precious as gold and silver, pink pepper is actually a berry. Our pure, sustainable oil is obtained by careful extraction of the dried fruit. The exotic scent profile is a spicy freshness with aromatic and floral undertones. The bright radiance of this pink pepper perfume lures you in from the first hint, captivating your curiosity and beckoning you further along the trail to explore its lush secrets.

Sweet Pea

The delicate beauty of this precious botanic scent. Its fresh dewy verdancy fuses with breathtaking floral notes in this divine sweet pea perfume, instantly carrying you away to a vibrant sunny garden in the height of summer. As no method can extract the delicate fragrance of glorious, fresh sweet peas, our perfumers have re-created their scent by using a clever blend of aromatic molecules that is called an “accord”.

Sweet Pea

The delicate beauty of this precious botanic scent. Its fresh dewy verdancy fuses with breathtaking floral notes in this divine sweet pea perfume, instantly carrying you away to a vibrant sunny garden in the height of summer. As no method can extract the delicate fragrance of glorious, fresh sweet peas, our perfumers have re-created their scent by using a clever blend of aromatic molecules that is called an “accord”.

Moss

Natural and earthy, it has a subtle spicy undertone and hints of salty freshness. Our perfumers have created this moss accord from lichens and moss to perfectly replicate the scent of the forest floor. This natural simplicity is what makes it an ideal bedfellow for our garden-inspired floral perfume.

Moss

Natural and earthy, it has a subtle spicy undertone and hints of salty freshness. Our perfumers have created this moss accord from lichens and moss to perfectly replicate the scent of the forest floor. This natural simplicity is what makes it an ideal bedfellow for our garden-inspired floral perfume.


Once Upon A Garden Eau de Parfum Refill

Replenish the feeling of that innocent first tryst with this 100ml refill bottle. We've designed it to be effortless to use, so you can treasure your beautiful original flacons and sustainably indulge in Once Upon a Garden forever.

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Meet the Perfumer

Like the fragrances she creates, Parisian perfumer Caroline Dumur is something of a mystery, preferring to let her scents speak for themselves. Here, she shares what inspired her to create this sensual, romantic perfume.

Is there a place that evokes Once Upon A Garden for you?

It would surely be a garden, in the countryside. There’s a soft breeze and the grass is green and slightly humid under my feet.


What inspired you to create this scent?

I imagined someone walking barefoot on summer nights in a garden after the rain. The weather is mild and the night sky is studded with stars. It’s a natural moment that is full of serenity, with this sensual connection to the earth.


What is your favourite ingredient in the scent, and what makes it special?

Sweet pea is the star of the composition. It’s a flower that was discovered in the 17th century by a Sicilian monk, who loved it so much that he sent it to botanical institutions across Europe. Then a Scottish nurseryman cross-bred it and made the delightfully fragrant and coloured sweet pea that we know today. In perfumery, no oil nor absolute can be extracted from sweet pea, so we recreate it through rosy, flowery and dewy notes. The scent is green, slightly minty, vegetal and dewy.


What do the other ingredients bring to the scent?

Pink pepper brings a sparkling and dynamic note. Fresh and spicy, it provides vibration and verticality, an original way to introduce sweet pea. Regarding moss, it extends the idea of naturality and allows long-lasting and feminine sensuality. It’s also a nod to the Chypre structure, a masterpiece construction of perfumery that provides timeless elegance.


Who in your mind is the woman who wears this scent?

Anyone who wants to feel very feminine and close to nature. There’s something simultaneously serene and carefree about it.


Is there a quote about flowers that you particularly love?

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them," by painter Henri Matisse



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