Tulipe Bleue - Sculpture ImmatÚrielle // Capsule Exhibition
Tulipe Bleue was conceived as I was living the happiest times of my life. I had just spent several months in Hollywood where I had played my own part in Golden Tulips Are Priceless, produced by the Paramount Studios. As I came back to France, I settled in Grasse and composed this fragrance inspired by the dancer Madeline Swanson. She wasn’t only my wife but also my muse. Her beauty, her elegance, her marvelous gait were as many exceptional sources of inspiration. With this fragrance I meant to find the essence of our happiness during these Californian days that we had spent between the cinema studios, our house at the foot of the hill and our lovers’ walks by the Pacific Ocean, along the beaches of Malibu or Santa Monica. When I had to name the fragrance, I immediately thought of Tulipe Bleue. The blue tulip doesn’t exist, neither in nature nor for botanists who cannot conceive it. It only exists in dreams, just like my fragrance’s sources of inspiration.
Tulipe Bleue was premiered in Las Vegas, right after the triumph of Golden Tulips Are Priceless. Its success was immediate and Tulipe Bleue became the fragrance for an entire generation of women attracted by its ultra feminine notes, its trail and glamourous background. It became THE fragrance to wear. With its powerful notes, it was the height of luxury and voluptuous pleasure of the 80’s.