The Queen of Grasse: the May Rose inspired Christian Dior’s La Colle Noire fragrance


Dior’s high end La Collection Privée line of fragrances just got a new addition. The scent was christened La Colle Noire after the Château de La Colle Noire in Fayence, Provence, which was Christian Dior’s vacation home from 1951 until his passing. The fragrance is an olfactory tribute to Grasse and its famous Rose de Mai (May Rose) flower. Dior’s Château was not far from Grasse and it was in the gardens of this home that the couturier grew flowers that became integral to Dior fragrances.

The new fragrance is created by Dior’s in-house perfumer Francois Demachy who composed it around the core of the intense, expressive and dense scent of the May Rose. Dior calls the fragrance an “incisive floral. A faceted fragrance that is rosy, woody, ambery and musky all at once.”

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“La Colle Noire celebrates Rose de Mai melded with spices, woods, amber and musks. The Grasse Rose is unique, spicy and powerful. It is not overly sweet, it conveys all the raw and sun-drenched beauty of this region in the south of France,” said François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator. Alongside the May Rose, White musk and sandalwood as well as amber and spices are among its layered notes.

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You can buy the fragrance in 125, 250 and 450 ml Eau de Parfum bottles with the 125ml priced at $210.

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