The Magnolia


Magnolia is a tree or a shrub with pink, white or cream flowers, mainly native of Asia and North America. The variety Magnolia Grandiflora is one of the most known varieties. In perfumery, it is the variety Michelia Alba which is used for its lemon freshness, its green notes followed by a soft and solar floral facet with vanilla accents.

Magnolia arrived in France more than 300 years ago. In 1711, René Darquistade, a French negotiator passionate about botany, brought back in France some vegetables in his ship coming from America. He got back a “laurel-tulip tree” that he decided to install in the orangery in his castle of Maillardière. For about twenty years, the tree was maintained in the greenhouse but has never bloomed. René Darquistade asked his gardener to cut down this shrub. His wife managed to convince him to plant it directly in the ground. Strangely, the tree began to grow and to bloom abundantly.

The name “Magnolia” was given in tribute to Pierre Magnol, renowned botanist of the end of the XVIIth century.

The harvest of Magnolia flowers is made from May until June and from August until November. Then, flowers are distilled to obtain the essential oil of Magnolia. We find the Magnolia in famous perfumes like L’Instant by Guerlain, L’Air by Nina Ricci, Magnolia Nobile by Acqua di Parma…

Iconic of spring, Magnolia expresses love of the nature and also symbolizes loyalty. It is carrying a positive message, marked by strength and joy.

Discover our candle “Magnolia Nuit” in limited edition in our shop or on our website (here). Let yourself be transported by the acidulous freshness of the Bergamot, mixed with the delicate scent of Magnolia and Jasmine. The bottom, with amber, sensual and warm accents already transport you in these first spring days.


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