Sydney floral artisan Saskia Havekes and perfumer Sandrine Videault are preparing Grandiflora’s first perfume which will be a magnolia scent. The juice is macerating as we write. In the meantime you can enjoy Saskia’s aesthetic on the cover of Michael Edwards’s Fragrances of The World 2013.
When I lived in Sydney I would often walk past Grandiflora in Potts Point just to breathe the fragrant air. The sign of a superlative Sydney restaurant was and still is flower arrangements by Saskia whose signature flower is magnolia. Magnolia is also known as Grandiflora, and is therefore the name of her floral artelier and her upcoming scent. Branches, leaves and flowers are hallmarks of Saskia’s style.
Magnolia is the new white.
Grain de Musc – Two Magnolias will blossom in January 2014 at Grandiflora
The Fragrant Man – Sandrine Videault
The Fragrant Man – Grandiflora Sydney