Izia is the signature fragrance of Isabelle d'Ornano and was imagined while strolling to gardens in the heart of the French Loire valley. Isabelle planted some roses there all without knowing that one day they would be the main source of inspiration for her fragrance IZIA.
IZIA captures the essence of roses that only flower for two weeks in late May.
Izia tells the story of five women united by one irreducible fragrance. Along with Isabelle d’Ornano, Amandine Clerc-Marie, Christine d’Ornano, Quentin Jones and Sonia collectively created Izia as one would sketch a work of art. A masterpiece in itself, it evolved thanks to luck, various talents and shared affinities, with the finished piece reflecting the spirit of our times.
With its lemony, sparkling facets, pink peppercorn subtly enhances the uplifting bergamot. Izia’s exuberant soul is a lifelike individual rose, shaped by the perfumer like a sculpture to reveal a lemony floral heart with refreshing notes of pear, exalted by a luminous whisper of fresh petals of jasmine, peony, and lily of the valley.
Vibrant, green angelica adds powdery, leafy nuances to the bouquet. In the base notes, the d’Ornano Rose accord is highlighted by enveloping, powdery musk, which linger in an incredibly feminine way. The woody warmth of cedar provides structure, while the drydown note of amber, both masculine and feminine at once, transcribes a modern sensuality. Izia is an inspired perfume that you notice and commit to memory, long after its scent trail has dissipated.
Izia is like an unexpected gift; enchanting, unforgettable and timeless,
The bottle, with its rose tints and golden facets, was designed by Polish sculptor Bronisław Krzysztof, under the direction of Isabelle d’Ornano. An abstract piece comprised of two glass sculptures placed one upon the other, the work brings Isabelle’s vision to fruition.
Photos courtesy of SISLEY Paris