Returning from a travel to India where she discovered a new scented universe, Madame Grès decides to launch a perfume in 1959: Cabochard, created by perfumer Bernard Chant. It is classical and innovative, smooth and harsh, tamed and wild. It is Cabochard.
The fragrance opens on an assertive whiff of two contrasting ingredients: the green, dry, androgynous galbanum meets the languid, intoxicating and glamourous ylang-ylang.
The feminine ylang-ylang's petals then mingle with other precious, noble flowers: bright Bulgarian rose and jasmine from Grasse, which give Cabochard its classical touch.
In the drydown, the fragrance gets darker and deeper thanks to intense ingredients such as moss, vetyver, musks and patchouli that exude mystery and exotic sensuality.