Chopard drops its first fragrance collection inspired by the legendary gardens of the Orient

Chopard drops its first fragrance collection inspired by the legendary gardens of the Orient

Perfumed jewels

Text: Angelyn Kwek

From high jewellery to high perfumery, Chopard launches a set of four luxurious perfumes based on the fabled Gardens of Paradise that stretch from the Mediterranean to the East

Sumptuous is pretty much synonymous with Chopard, and the jeweller has now lent its luxe aesthetic to the art of perfume making with a quartet of fragrances that take after the glamour of its haute joaillerie creations. Inspired by and crafted as a tribute to the Orient's mythical and mystical Gardens of Paradise, the maison distills not only the dreamy landscape of sweet-smelling florals, fine foliage and shimmering rivers into a bottle, but weaves into the collection their vision of sustainable, ethical luxury that sees only the most pristine and premium natural ingredients used.

Consisting of 25 lush ingredients sourced from around the world under its Naturals Together sustainability programme, Chopard has even commissioned master perfumer Alberto Morillas as the nose behind the fragrances. Each creation is a heady olfactory experience unto itself, taking after four unique paradises: Orange Mauresque smells like a sunlit Moorish garden, Jasmin Moghol invokes the secret sensuality of a Moghul garden under moonlight, Rose Seljuke reminiscences the hanging Gardens of Babylon, and Miel D'Arabie spins the beauty of the oasis and the desert into a refreshing yet opulent scent.

Illustration of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Aptly described as 'heavenly fragrances made on Earth', the perfumes also reflect the maison's jewellery know-how as the flacon has been designed to resemble an emerald-cut centre stone, shaded in a like hue and topped by golden caps. Fragrance connoisseurs, these are surely the collector's edition scents to capture your imagination. 

The Gardens of Paradise collection will be available from April at Chopard boutiques