This is the kind of story we’re always hungry for. Once upon a time at a Jean-Michel Othoniel exhibition, a horticulturist specialized in roses fell in love with the French artist’s work. Immediately, he attempted to meet him in order to make quite a particular proposition: to find among the new roses the one that would best represent him and name it after him. Othoniel ended up choosing one of the more simpler ones, quite similar to the wild roses you see growing on country lanes or at the bottom of some buildings’ facades. The rose may have few petals, but it stands out for its peppery fragrance. The Othoniel rose was born, and will now be documented as such in all botanical registers. A loyal client of Diptyque, Jean-Michel Othoniel teamed up with the fragrance company to create this new scent, Othoniel Rosa, which will be available at the end of August for both men and women.