Breathe the lingering aroma of past loves
Caroline, on the eve of a marriage of convenience, is attending a party in her honor given in the garden of a friend's home. She takes farewell of her former lover while, at the same time, the man she must marry is ending a relationship with his former lover (an episode in his past). Hope and bitterness are at the heart of the ballet, which is driven by a passionate but hopeless love. Backed up by Ernest Chausson's romantic poem for violin and orchestra, the dance plunges the audience into the lives and memories of the characters.