A woody invitation to an intense and mysterious promenade.
Unchartered nature, millenary trees, a silence that only the steps of a woman might disrupt… This is also what we expect of a fragrance: to gently sneak up on us before settling in with a beautiful note.
The picture was taken in 1973 but it may as well have been yesterday. Taken by photographer Roger Steffens, the quintessential embodiment of California's hippie culture, the picture depicts giant sequoias that are probably found in Mendocino where he spent a lot of time.
An artist to the core, Bertrand has always created his fragrances using various forms of media such as drawing, painting, and photography. He started his career in perfumery at Lautier Florasynth in Grasse, then Paris. In 2008, he became a freelance perfumer and branched out into artistic fragrances, composing innovative creations. He has been working with the Technicoflor fragrance company since 2014, which he chose for its ethical and environmental commitments.
Roger Steffens is a Brooklyn-born photographer, actor, author, editor (he has published several books on Bob Marley), DJ and lecturer who started taking pictures while in a psychological operations unit of the United States military in Vietnam.
His images, mostly from the 1960s and ’70s, documenting his unorthodox bohemian life and experiences, have now been catalogued by his Los Angeles based family (daughter Kate, son Devon and wife Mary) under the name the Family Acid. In early 2015, The Family Acid released their first book.