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La Collection Privée Christian Dior is a portfolio of refined fragrances reflecting the unique legacy of the founding couturier. Allowed unprecedented liberty of creation, François Demachy, perfumer-creator of Dior, draws on the remarkable heritage of the maison to compose bold and unique fragrances crafted from the finest precious ingredients. Exploring creative olfactory territories, and produced with the utmost respect for artisanal tradition, the perfumes of La Collection Privée Christian Dior embody all the savoir faire of the house of Dior. Comprising sixteen perfumes and four Precious Elixirs, La Collection Privée Christian Dior is formulated with exceptional materials such as Florentine iris, Indonesian oud, and jasmine from Grasse, grown and harvested exclusively for Dior, and at the heart of each signature fragrance is a specific Dior reference. Featuring evocative text by fragrance expert Élisabeth de Feydeau, La Collection Privée Christian Dior is a beautifully illustrated volume that unveils the creative journey behind this exquisite tour de force of haute parfumerie from Dior. Dior perfumer-creator since 2006, François Demachy grew up in Grasse, where he developed an unconditional love of fine materials and learned the alchemical secrets of perfumery. Demachy has cultivated special relationships with suppliers to source the exceptional ingredients that form the signature of his creations, to perpetuate the heritage of Christian Dior with rigor and creativity. Élisabeth de Feydeau, a writer with a doctorate in history from the Sorbonne, has worked at some of the top brands in the French perfume industry. In 2011 she launched Arty Fragrance, a consulting company specializing in luxury fragrance development, communication, and training. A professor at the ISIPCA perfume school in Versailles, Feydeau has written several books, including A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette’s Perfumer (Tauris, 2006). Feydeau also curates exhibi