La Maison du Chocolat Valentine’s Day collection
La Maison du Chocolat, Paris
La Maison du Chocolat’s Valentine’s collection is a stylized study in Parisian landscape architecture. Nicolas Cloiseau sets the stage for strolls through Paris’ verdant pathways and hidden ponds, from rows of linden trees to the orangeries of the gardens. Tenderness is infused into this year’s Valentine’s Collection depicting the City of Lights in a beguiling melody of fragrances and flavors:
- Orangeraie: Dark chocolate ganache features an orange/blood orange infusion to underscore the nuances of the citrus’ finest flavors.
- Fruity Jasmine: With its more moderate tones, the fruity sensation of a sweet mango gelée, mixed with a subtle dash of vanilla, is juxtaposed to the delicate undertones of white jasmine flowers. In a rich, creamy ganache the fruit and infused flowers are enhanced with a salty touch of caramel.
- Lemon Tilleul Honey: The sour melody of the lemon juice complements the herbal scent of the ganache and leaves room for the creamy notes of honey.
- Zested Ginger: Ginger and lemon tones alternate each other in a dark almond praliné with accents of caramelized nuts.
La Maison du Chocolat turned to Kim Roselier to dress up the collection. Known for her inventive use of color, this graphic artist, passionate about design, approaches her art in a contemporary and poetic way. The elegance of his illustrations captures the chic Parisian spirit of leisurely strolls through the gardens of Paris.
S.R.P.: 4-pc. box, $18; 9-pc. box, $36; 16-pc. box, $56