Jean-Charles Brosseau was France’s premier milliner, havingestablished himself creating hats for Hermès, Grès, and Sonia Rykiel and other accessories for women. Ombre Rose is the greatest creation of this house, a scent which Brosseau fell in love with the moment he smelt it. It had such significance in this self-effacing man’s life and went on to inspire an entire genre of creations.