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(60 ml / 2 oz. natural spray)

The name is inspired from a novel by Julien Gracq published in 1951, translated in English as "the opposing shore". Set in a fictitious Mediterranean port city, The Opposing Shore is the first-person account of a young aristocrat sent to observe the activities of a naval base. The constant reverie of the main character about the luxuriant surrounding nature inspired a complex olfactive construction.

Head notes: sweet orange, pineapple, galbanum

Heart notes: white blossoms, incense

Base notes: ambergris, vanilla, musk

Born in Paris, Patricia de Nicolai was brought up in the same house as the Guerlain in the 17th arrondissement. In permanent contact with four generation of Guerlain she developed a great sensibility to the finest essences. She accomplished a successful carrier of perfumer at Quest international. In 1989 with the help of her husband she established “Nicolaï createur de parfum”. Exceptionally she signs two exclusive compositions for MDCI: Rivage des Syrtes et Un Coeur en Mai.


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