The story of this fragrance begins millions of years ago. Magnolias are so ancient their pollination required beetles. Bees, like humans, did not exist at thedawn of the flowers existence. Drawn to the ancient enigma, the Magnolia grandiflora tree of Michel Roudnitska’s childhood summers planted a seed. “I was so fascinated by this unusual scent I decided that one day I would reproduce it. It took forty years to fulfill this dream and the right person to launch it.” The meeting between Saskia and Michel in Grasse was a union of hemispheres and ideals: a dream of a rare flower finally allowed to open.