At the beginning of the 30s, Henri, Guillaume Berdoues' son, joined the family business with his two brothers. He had trained as a chemical engineer, but was above all, a perfume creator and the "nose" of the House of BERDOUES. The Contes Bucoliques collection pays homage to the legendary perfume created by Henri Berdoues in 1936, Violette de Toulouse.
In 2010, Sophie unexpectedly devised a reinterpretation of the soliflors that were her grandfather's favourite and had been the making of the House of BERDOUES's success. Now the Contes Bucoliques range has extended to other flowers besides the violet. More modern fragrances based on jasmine, rose, lily of the valley and orange blossom have been conceived to revive a tradition born of charm and elegance. Each fragrance is presented in a glass bobèche bottle with a spray puffer, the epitome of genuine perfume, and is placed in a cylindrical hat box with floral-themed décor.
Traditional fragrances have been the making of the House's success since it was founded. The Contes Bucoliques form a collection of perfumes with mythical, iconic fragrance trails that recall the elegance and finery of traditional perfuming.