Smooth like vanilla and soft as a cloud, the delectably sweet note of heliotrope adds a floral, suave facet to both feminine and masculine fragrances. A versatile ingredient, heliotrope is known to balance both its characteristically vanilla-esque facets with the warmth of almonds, anise or cinnamon. Its smoothness creates creamy undertones in a variety of fragrances—most notably in lilac accords.
"The sun has set, but night has not yet fallen. It is the suspended hour." Jacques Guerlain describes this moment during a walk on the banks of the Seine. This rich floral bouquet shows the Bulgarian rose, the orange blossom, the iris and the heliotrope which gives it its sensual powdery note.