my way of creating and producing artisanal perfumes
The creation of a perfume is a very long and complex process, and it takes me a hermit life to devise a formula which I then blend, holding my breath at every drop I add as in a sacred ritual.
At those ecstatic and silent moments, I feel like an alchemist which through a transformation gives birth to something new, which is not the simple addition of different materials.
The constant search for quality material is also crucial for the achievement of the best result.
The same formula performed with materials coming from different suppliers will sort out a different perfume.
My perfumes are conceived in my laboratory in Amsterdam. When the formula is ready, I can finally buy the raw materials to be mixed.
The resulting concentrate is then sent out to an artisanal atelier in Italy which put it in alcohol, let it age, and then take care of packing it.
After I graduated in History of Art in Florence, my passion for perfume making started, by a book on natural perfumery and a handful of essential oils. Since then, I’ve been studying and experimenting on my own. I have resided in many cities – Florence, Berlin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam – while working in art book publishing.
After encountering good reference tools, generous perfumers who helped me, and trusty suppliers of quality raw materials, I could progress in my study, and eventually decide to launch my first creations.