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Fort & Manle Impressions de Giverny is a scentscape inspired by Monet’s famous gardens at Giverny. The artist, who was as passionate about gardening as he was about art, wanted to turn his garden into a living “en plein air” version of his paintings, and so he did. The fragrance cleverly takes its cues from the two main areas of the Giverny garden: first, the famous Japanese water garden with its bridge and water lilies that feature in Monet’s Nymphéas series, and second, the section where thousands of small flowers were planted to achieve the same blurred-at-the-edges, impressionistic effect espoused by his painting style.
In other words, Impressions de Giverny takes its inspiration from two sources: Japanese botany and abstract floral perfumery. The way these two themes intersect is beautifully handled. The scent opens with a crisp, almost sour fruity tone, with zesty yuzu and red apple creating a delicate impression of native Japanese fruits and flora. But almost immediately you can sense the rugged, unpretentious greenery of shrubs and undergrowth shifting beneath, adding an earthy undertone. Threaded through these accords is an impressionistic swirl of flowers that’s difficult to pick apart, but certainly combines the watery freshness of tulips and violet leaf with the denser, more honeyed aspects of magnolia, orange blossom, and osmanthus. There’s a creamy warmth in the floral bouquet that feels great on the skin, underscored by subtle brushstrokes of mango, ylang, and peach. At the same time, it’s also peppery and bright, thanks to flecks of lemony coriander and fig leaf that have been daubed on here and there for contrast. Finally, unlike many modern florals, there’s a solid foundation here to keep it all afloat – a salty, musky ambergris and benzoin combo that not only shores up the florals but adds a touch of civety funk to the picture. We’re just blown away by how perfectly the perfumer has combined all these minute brushstrokes of fruits, flowers, and greenery to come up with something that, despite being impressionistic and abstract in form, feels utterly coherent on the skin. If you loved Confessions of a Garden Gnome but fancy something less herbaceous and more fruity-floral, then make sampling Impressions de Giverny a priority.
All products are produced to order. We typically specify two clear working days from the date of order for production and dispatch on the third day for ALL orders. This is intended as a guide and production can slip during busy times of the year. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for an accurate production and dispatch time frame.
Occasionally we may not have sufficient volume from a single bottle to complete your order. To avoid mixing bottles, we will wait until we have sufficient stock to produce all your order from a single bottle. Again, you will be notified by email if this is the case, and a full refund will be made if this creates an unacceptable delay for you.
Postage Times & Delivery
All standard orders are dispatched using Royal Mail Second Class Signed For. A tracking number for each order is available upon request and items can be tracked at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item.
Royal Mail quote an aim to deliver all orders within 2-4 working days (not including the date of collection) but this is not guaranteed. Perfumista is not responsible for the delivery times once the order has left our premises.
If you are not in at the time of delivery the postman/courier will generally leave a card to say that the parcel has been taken back to the depot where you may pick it up/ request a re-delivery.
For the 1st Class Postage Option, Royal Mail aim to delivery all orders within 1-3 working days (not including the date of collection) but this is not guaranteed and are still subject to the two clear working days for production and dispatch on the third day.