“Little by little, I had the idea to create a fragrance using only mineral and vegetable scents--no animal notes, no musk. The easy way would have been to build it on a base of vetiver, but that’s already been done. So I looked to bois (wood), and cèdre (cedar). I also wanted it to be happy, so I played with zesty grapefruit and orange.” Ellena didn’t like any of the orange distillations on the market, and experience had taught him to fend for himself. He sought out a manufacturer in Grasse, and said, “Tu me le fais comme ça” (make it for me like this). And it was.