STYLE Edit: Henry Jacques’ new In All Intimacy perfume collection features 3 bespoke scents created with Rafael Nadal and his wife Maria Perelló – a first for the tennis star and the French maison
What’s rather less well known about him though is his obsession with fragrances and the vital role they play in his day-to-day life.
This is also the first time that Henry Jacques has partnered with a famous name to create a perfume, the first time Nadal has worked alongside a fragrance house, and the first time the husband and wife duo have worked together creatively in such a way.
The scent created to embody Perelló is a light, fresh concoction that features notes of violet, orange blossom, bergamot, jasmine, sandalwood and white musk.
The two perfumes that reflect Nadal are designed for different parts of his life – one for when he’s playing, the other for when he’s “off duty” – but both are strongly influenced by his love of the Mediterranean, as a native and long-term resident of the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca.
The first perfume, called Rafael Nadal No 1, takes on ingredients including coriander, thyme, violet, lavender, lemon and artemisia, a native Mediterranean plant, as well as cedar wood, leather and sandalwood.
His second fragrance, meanwhile, is structured to complement that of his wife’s, with notes of bergamot, jasmine, lilac, rose, white musk, citrus, freesia and sandalwood.
Based in Grasse, the traditional centre of the world-renowned French fragrance industry, Henry Jacques has always been the choice of the most elevated and discerning members of society. Now, with the launch of the In All Intimacy collection, the scents created with one of the contemporary world’s most outstanding individuals are available to everyone.
As Henry Jacques CEO Anne-Lise Cremona says of working with the couple: “Our encounter was about sharing emotions with great mutual trust, and above all a desire to share a beautiful story and reflection of life that could be inspiring for many. And that is what perfume is all about.”
- Tennis great Rafael Nadal has co-created two scents with luxury perfumer Henry Jacques – one for on the court, and one for ‘off duty’ – inspired by his Mediterranean roots
- Henry Jacques also worked with Nadal’s wife Maria Perelló to create a perfume reflective of her personality, with notes of violet, orange blossom and white musk