It is said that in 1680, Marie-Anne de La Trémoille, Princesse des Ursins, also known as Princesse de Nerola, was enamoured of this perfume. She used to fill her bath with these flowers to embalm her body, and also used inordinate quantities to perfume her clothes, gloves and the decorations and hangings of her Roman palace. As she often entertained the best of Italian society, this emblematic perfume of the Nerola family became fashionable in Rome, and the name 'Neroli' was adopted to designate bitter orange blossom oil. As with every creation, there is a search for a 'strong idea', a 'clear message' that will structure the fragrance, and here the idea for this incense was to bring together all the treasures of the sour orange tree: the fruit with the essence of bitter orange, the flower with the orange blossom absolute, the essence of neroli, and finally, the twigs with which we obtain the essence of petit grain. All are brought together here in their diversity, adding a welcome richness. Finally, there's a little wavering between hay and green, which brings a pleasant, generous opening to a beautiful, almost anecdotal close.