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Dominique Ropion talks about his creation "Sur tes lèvres. E.Q." Stories of creation

With Sur tes lèvres. E.Q. D'ORSAY finally adds a white flower floral to its range of body fragrances thanks to the creation of master perfumer Dominique Ropion. This emblematic, rather feminine family is revisited through the prism of a fragrance for couples, which characterizes the DNA of the House to always explore the fluidity of gender. An interview with Dominique Ropion, its creator.

What is the olfactory family of this fragrance?

Sur tes lèvres E.Q. is a floral-musky fragrance characterized by the presence of white flowers.

What was the initial inspiration?

I often say that I make perfumes because I like to talk about love, so it was a pleasure to collaborate with Maison D'ORSAY, which loves and cultivates states of love. For Sur tes lèvres. E.Q., I wanted to illustrate the incredible feeling of surrendering your lips to another.

What are the the notes?

In the heart notes, iris and jasmine complement each other and embrace like the two protagonists of a kiss. The jasmine brings its animal ardor while the iris envelops it, tames it in its silky and powdery notes.
To describe the thrill of the moment before the kiss, I worked on two very beautiful qualities of natural LMR. I played with the contrast between the fresh, slightly lemony notes of the pink berry extract and the warmer, powdery notes of the ambrette, which continue until the end of the note.

At the base, a trio of vibrant woody and amber notes (Cashmeran, Patchouli and Ambermor) accentuate the sensuality of the note and create an intense and addictive trail, a bit like the memory of an exchanged kiss.

Why did you use iris and ambrette seed in this fragrance?

It's a sublime natural ingredient, of very high LMR* quality that I love to work with. It immediately brings sophistication and refinement to the note. I chose two qualities of Iris: the concrete, which is a real treasure of the perfumer's palette. Floral, very powdery, it adds a delicate finish, evocative of violet, of cosmetic perfume, a nod to the smell of lipstick that marks the imprint of a kiss. I also used an iris resinoid that provides a slightly chocolatey effect to recall the sweetness of the kiss. In the background, ambrette releases its warm, sensual and powdery facets.

* Monique Remy founded the Monique Remy Laboratory in Grasse in 1983. The guiding principle of LMR Naturals has always been to provide high quality extracts, 100% pure and natural, with a strict ethic of total transparency, and a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development.
Against the grain of market practices, the maturation process used by LMR in the treatment of iris rhizomes takes place in natural conditions, without chemicals, thus preserving all the olfactory qualities of the iris and the natural cycle of the plant.