Thanks to penning Le Spectre de la Rose for Les nuits d'été, Hector Berlioz already has a rose named after him. It was only a matter of time before the angle-hungry fragrance market cottoned on. Perfumer Thierry Wasser claims inspiration from the line "Ce léger parfum est mon âme et j’arrive du paradis".
The result is Guerlain's new fragrance, Idylle Duet, a rejig of their existing Idylle which brings out the rose and patchouli notes, and no doubt they hope the credit cards too.
Guerlain opted to soundtrack their ad with some vacuous guitar noodling, so here instead is Dame Janet Baker's celebrated 1972 performance with Herbert Blomstedt: