Entering the Painting: Capturing the Serenity of Monet's Water Lilies

Read on to explore the fascinating story behind Monet's Water Lilies and discover scents for you to experience his paintings!


Claude Monet, a renowned French Impressionist artist, is known for his iconic series of paintings featuring water lilies.

Water Lilies by Claude Monet 

These masterpieces have captivated art lovers around the world with their beauty, serenity, and innovative approach to capturing nature on canvas.


Monet's Fascination with Water Lilies

Monet's love for water lilies began in his childhood when he would spend hours observing the reflections and colors of the water in the ponds near his family's home in Normandy, France. However, it wasn't until he moved to Giverny, a small village in northern France, that he had the opportunity to create his iconic series of paintings featuring water lilies.


Innovative Approach to Painting Water Lilies

Monet's approach to painting water lilies was revolutionary for his time. He rejected the traditional approach of creating detailed and precise representations of nature and instead focused on capturing the fleeting impressions of the moment. He would often work outdoors, directly in front of the subject, and would paint quickly and spontaneously, using broad brushstrokes and bold colors to convey the changing atmosphere and mood of the scene. This approach, known as Impressionism, was a radical departure from the academic art of the time and faced criticism and rejection from the art establishment.


"Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge": A Masterpiece

One of Monet's most famous paintings in the Water Lilies series is "Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge," created between 1899 and 1900.

Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge by Claude Monet

In this painting, Monet used loose brushstrokes and a vibrant palette to capture the ever-changing colors and light of the water, as well as the reflections of the surrounding trees and sky.

The Japanese bridge, which he built in his garden in Giverny, adds a touch of exoticism to the scene, creating a harmonious blend of Eastern and Western aesthetics. This painting is considered a masterpiece of Impressionist art and is highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts.


Serenity and Tranquility of Monet's Water Lilies

One of the reasons why Monet's Water Lilies continue to be so beloved by art lovers is their ability to evoke a sense of tranquility and serenity. The soft colors, the gentle ripples of the water, and the lush green foliage create a peaceful and immersive experience for the viewer, inviting them to escape into a world of calm and tranquility.

Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Monet's paintings of water lilies capture the mysterious and ineffable quality of nature, allowing viewers to connect with the beauty and harmony of the natural world.


With Monet's Water Lilies being so widely appreciated across time and around the world, it is with little surprise that many seek to experience the tranquility of these paintings for themselves. Unlock the peaceful quiet that the Water Lilies showcases with these fragrances below.


Chloe Atelier Des Fleurs Cedrus EDP

Sweet, woody, and earthy, Atelier des Fleurs Cedrus takes you on a quiet stroll in Monet’s garden in Giverny with its moss and sandalwood notes. 

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Byredo Gypsy Water EDP


Experience the early morning in Giverny with Byredo’s Gypsy Water. This fragrance boasts an earthy, musky scent profile with a radiant and spicy bergamot and lemon notes that mimic the warmth and temperate morning breeze in Monet’s garden un the morning.  

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Giorgio Armani Prive The Yulong Soie de Nacre EDT

Art captures a feeling, and Yulong’s soohisticated tea scent and green notes perfectly capture the sense of calm in Monet’s art.

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