Our guest at People in Perfumeland today is Frenchwoman Céline Verleure, founder and owner of the niche brand Olfactive Studio.
After years of developing perfumes for big names like LVMH (Parfums Kenzo) , Céline started out on her own a few years ago with three perfumes and has since added two more.
A small, well curated line, Olfactive Studio is among my favorite small brands because I like Céline’s unique approach, professionalism and passion, which shine through in every move she makes.
To set the stage, here are my reviews if the five available perfumes by Olfactive Studio:
And now to Céline’s answers to my questionnaire.
A good day starts with… a rising sun and singing birds in my garden near Paris.
I’d never leave the house without… a book to read in the traffic jams in Paris.
I always feel good when… I hear cricket songs in the south of France especially in Corsica.
My favorite thing in the world is… travelling, especially in South America and Asia, and recently to Iceland!
The next thing I want to buy is… (or hopefully get as a present for my next big birthday???)
The LC4 chair by Charlotte Perriand & Le Corbusier.
The place I always come back to is… Rio de Janeiro (where I lived almost 10 years ago, importing and selling french wines there.)
My personal style is… minimalist chic with a twist/surprise.
When I travel, I… walk for hours to deeply discover the place: I did the inca trails to the Macchu Picchu.
To relax I need… Brazilian Music, especially Adriana Calcanhotto.
I like to gift people with… books, scented candles (Olfactive Studio candles will be launched soon before Christmas!)and shared time.
When I have a bad day, I… go to bed early to start a better day more quickly.
I find my inspiration… by intuition, anytime, anywhere.
Something I would never want to miss… the laughter of a child.
My last mistake was… being too optimistic!
In my fridge there is always… Mozzarella di Bufala.
On my nightstand I keep… a fireplace.
The perfect weekend starts with… a “Gargantuan” salty breakfast.
My role model is… Charlotte Perriand, first woman Designer who, like me, has lived in Japan and Brazil.
Something I always want to be asked in questionnaires like this is…
– My favorite perfumes ingredients: sandalwood and cardamom
– In which period of the past would you have wished to live: in the 1920’s where women began to be free, independent and working with passion!
Ah, that gorgeous Le Corbusier chair! Sigh.
Céline’s love for travel, good design and huge breakfasts make her very likeable indeed.
I look forward to learning more about the upcoming launch of the Olfactive Studio candles.
What about you? Are you familiar with Olfactive Studio? Which is your favorite perfume in the line?