This small, rich cake, named after Madeleine Paulmier, the famous 19th century French pastry chef, not only tastes and smells wonderful, but also represents the essential core philosophy of the Demeter Fragrance Library. We create scents that are drawn from memories. We want each scent to transport the user back to a special place or time. Nothing captures the concept of scent and memory, however, like Marcel Proust's classic 'Remembrance of Things Past', which begins with the main character inhaling the aroma of a Madeleine pastry dipped in tea. Having not encountered the scent since childhood, the fragrance evokes memories that take Proust 3,000 pages to explore, explain and understand.