The iconic Plage des Chalets (Chalets Beach)
With Valentine's Day on the horizon, I felt the need to share with you my attachment to a particularly romantic place that always gave me the impression of being in distant lands, an imaginary country, a wild space. This place is the Plage des Chalets (Chalets Beach) located in Gruissan, a Mediterranean coastal village in South West France.
This is also the main location of the famous movie Betty Blue (original French title is 37°2 le matin, meaning "37°2 in the morning") shot by Jean-Jacques Beineix in 1985. The French film director chose the neighborhood of chalets on stilts, facing kilometers of sandy beach, as the setting of the birth of the destructive passion between Betty (Béatrice Dalle) and Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade), one of the most legendary couples of French cinema.
Zorg and Betty start their journey together in a chalet on the beach. It’s all very appealing: It’s simple and it meets basic needs. There’s one room where they eat, sleep, make love and, of course, have violent disputes. Betty is a cyclone and Zorg loves it: it’s the crazy energy that keeps them alive. Who cares if Betty throws all the pans out of the window or flings the beer bottles across the room. Material things don’t matter...
Invitation to a scented stroll along the Plage des Chalets
Piège de Soie No1
Top notes: cherry, strawberry
Middle notes: wintersweet flower, heliotrope
Base notes: vanilla, ambergris
Miroir de l'Air No2
Top notes: Sicilian mandarin, candy apple
Middle notes: osmanthus，patchouli
Base notes: sandalwood, musk
Etoile de Jour No3
Top notes: Himalayan incense, pink pepper
Middle notes: English rose, green pepper
Base notes: violet flower, white cedarwood
Tige de Lumière No4
Top notes: summer pear, violet leaves
Middle notes: white peony, lily-of-the-valley
Base notes: Cashmir wood, magnolia
Cendres d' Automne No5
Top notes: bamboo, rhubarb
Middle notes: jasmine, mimosa
Base notes: orris, benzoin
Jeunesse du Temps No6
Top notes: Burgundy black currant, ivy leaves
Middle notes: gardenia, pina colada accord
Base notes: coco milk, raspberry
Bouquet des Sèves No7
Top notes: bergamot, lotus flower
Middle notes: Longjing tea, cyclamen
Base notes: orange blossoms, vetiver
Matin d'Opale No8
Top notes: Calabria bergamot, orange blossoms
Middle notes: Shanghai magnolia, Oolong tea
Base notes: Mysore sandalwood, ambergris
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