explore intoxicating "immortelle"
From Porto Vecchio to Bonifacio
MASTERCLASS // MAY 21 (SATURDAY) at 12 PM (English)
and 1:30PM (French)\
Take yourself on a scented voyage of the French island of Corsica - with Maison Sulékó
- One hour online class with Anastasia Sokolow of Maison Solékó
- You will receive by mail, an envelope containing:
- One dried immortelle from Corsica
- One paper-strip infused with immortelle “absolu”
- One paper-strip infused with a Sulékó perfume composed with immortelle.
This shall allow you to discover the facets of the flower at its various stages: when it is natural, when it is distilled and when it is composed by a perfume designer to narrate a story.
About the masterclass:
Corsica is the island located in the South of France. Imagine a mountain, which has fallen from the skies into the Mediterranean Sea...
In summer, the island is covered by immortelle and exhales its enchanting scent. We want you to vibrantly experience this magical moment through the eyes of a passionate perfume designer!
We will first tell you about immortelle; its story, how and where
it grows. Then we will share with you three of our favorite treks in Southern Corsica to discover immortelle: we will start in the
maquis above Porto Vecchio, the famous Corsican scrubland, then we will explore the salt marsh of Porto Vecchio at the mouth of river Fiume
Stabiaccu, finally we will hike on the shores of Bonifacio and across the magical Lavezzi Islands (natural reserve). Through this visual
voyage, you will fully immerse into Southern Corsica and together we will unlock the scented atmosphere of each trek. You will then discover
how climate, location and soil impact your perception of immortelle. Finally, we will show you how immortelle is processed to obtain a
precious “absolute” for perfume creation. We will tell you about the language of scents and the secret messages locked in the scent of
immortelle. We wish to bring to your home the beauty and poetry of Corsica in full bloom and inspire you to visit it yourself one day!
$30: for Alliance Française New Orleans members
$35: General audience
REGISTRATION OPENED UNTIL JUNE 9th