By  on September 26, 2017

PARIS — Christian Dior was born with a green thumb. As a child, he memorized the names of flowers and plants appearing in seed catalogues, tended to the garden of his family’s house in Normandy and festooned his home in the South of France, the Château de La Colle Noire.

“The importance [Dior] gave to flowers — he loved lily of the valley, his fetish flower — is inevitably reflected in our work,” said François Demachy, perfumer-creator of Parfums Christian Dior, who has drawn direct inspiration for fragrances from the designer’s cherished, flowerful homes for scents named Granville, La Colle Noire and Milly-la-Forêt.

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