You have already discovered flowers that have transported you between myth and reality, far from the beaten track. It’s time to discover the other flowers that inspired our So Wonderful Collection.
Lily of the Valley has always been distinguished by its spring fragrance and the delightful delicacy of its petals. Nevertheless, the tradition of offering Lily of the Valley on May 1st dates back to Charles IX. On the eve of his coronation, he offered Lily of the Valley to all the ladies of his court as a symbol of happiness to be shared. A reputation that has endured among the greatest couturiers of the Belle-Epoque who offered Lily of the Valley to their clients.
Since then, the flower has established itself as the symbol of Haute Couture. Moreover, its delicacy and grace have also conquered the most legendary women on their wedding day.
Institut Karité Paris celebrates through its Lily of the Valley Hand Cream this beautiful flower with a sweet fragrance that you will never forget. You’ll never forget its case, adorned with Lily of the Valley lace, an elegant fabric whose delicacy has always charmed the most mythical women.
The fusion of love
In the cobbled alleys of the capital of love, many passions were born. We think of Victor Hugo and Juliette Drouet, or the crossed destinies of Edith Piaf and Marcel Cerdan who gave birth to the most beautiful French love songs.
Today, Institut Karité Paris associates the most romantic city in the world with the most beautiful flower: the Rose. Its delicate and precious perfume, contained in its ravishing pink box, will melt your heart. A timeless symbol of love, passion and beauty, this marvelous flower and the City of Love are intertwined in a firework display of romanticism at its apotheosis. Let yourself go for a poetic stroll in the heart of the City of Light.
Timeless, the Rose celebrates Love with a capital L and blossoms in our Paris, for an idyll worthy of the first love.
The sun of Paris
According to legend, Kama, the Indian God of love, reached hearts with arrows set with Jasmine. Offering them would be a proof of love.
Presented in the East as a symbol of beauty and elegance, this flower with its pure and minimalist look appeared in the heart of Montmartre where, in the pearly light of dawn, an enchanting fragrance is diffused. It is one of the most romantic places in Paris, where many Jasmine vendors set up shop every morning, distributing graceful bouquets to all passers-by.
Today, Institut Karité Paris unveils the mysteries of this pretty flower in its Jasmine Hand Cream, to flood you with its divine floral and solar notes. Let yourself be swept away by its refined and precious Jasmine fragrance. Full of sunny colors, this cream will take care of your hands gently.
It’s 5 o’clock, Paris awakens and its Jasmine with it.
The cherished flower of Haute Couture
According to the legend, the flowered boutonniere, symbol of elegance and fame, comes from the 18th century under the reign of Louis XV. At that time, it was natural to wear a gardenia flower in the boutonniere, a sign of exquisite life. Over time, this tradition has endured. The greatest dandies of high society never went out without this elegant and indispensable touch.
The Gardenia will inspire prestigious designers, and airy creations will inspire fragrances with the subtle notes of Gardenia. Fashion priestess Coco Chanel led the way when she released her fragrance Gardénia in 1925. More recently, in 2010, it was the unusual fashion shows at La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture that inspired Pierre Guillaume to create a fragrance with the scent of White Gardenia.
Institut Karité Paris pays tribute to Parisian “Haute Couture” with this Hand Cream delicately scented with Gardenia. Wear it like a flower at the buttonhole, this cream will take care of your hands gently.