Today I am happy to have Steven Verstraete of Haute Parfumerie Place Vendome in Weevelgem, Belgium, as a guest in the People In Perfumeland series.
Steven’s workplaces is a piece of heaven on earth for sure and a dream destination for every self-respecting Perfumista. Fortunately Place Vendome has an excellent mail order service if you are unable to visit this small Belgian city (just email them with your wishes) and aside from your exquisitely packaged fragrant treasure, Steven, his boss David Depuydt and their colleagues always add plenty of samples and gifts to make sure your shopping experience is a fantastic one.
I am a very happy customer of Place Vendome and so have been many of my friends and readers. So today we get a glimpse of the person behind the self-confessed Guerlain addict Steven Verstraete. Enjoy!
A good day starts with… a long shower… preferably with Eau Ressourcante shower cream by Clarins.
I’d never leave the house without… my iPhone or iPad… just imagine I would miss out on something.
I always feel good when… the sun is shining in the morning and the birds sing their prettiest tune.
My favorite thing in the world is… my shower and iPad – but not together…
The next thing I want to buy is… a plane ticket to Brazil.
The place I always come back to is… Home, cause there is where my bathroom is…
My personal style is… casual.
My favorite perfume… oooohh do you have a few hours.? Lol… lately I seem to have fallen for Shalimar… but my first love was the late Voyageur from Jean Patou, I hope they will make it soon again… and the classic Yohji Yamamoto… and of course….
When I travel I always… make sure to have a travel size spray of Guerlain with me.
To relax I need… a hot bath or shower.
When I have a bad day… I am complaining like a small child that didn’t get what it wanted.
I like to gift people with… bath products.
I find my inspiration… in classic music… Philippe Jaroussky… heavenly!
Something I would never want to miss… is the child-like sense of wonder, when you are presented a scent for the first time.
My last mistake was… something quickly forgotten.
In my fridge there is always… bubbles (Ruinart is good enough).
On my nightstand I keep… hand cream by Clarins… the best!
The perfect weekend starts with… an early breakfast and a huge cup of coffee.
My role model is… not yet born… but I like the myth created around Gabrielle Chanel.
Something I always want to be asked in questionnaires like this is… What was your childhood dream?
A bath, Ruinart champagne, a ticket to Brazil with a Guerlain travel spray in the bag? Sounds perfect to me!
I would have loved an answer to the last question Steven asks himself though. Maybe we’ll get it today in the comments?!
Vanessa of Bonkers About Perfume was lucky enough to meet Steven and visit the store in person, for further reading and photos, be sure to visit her “heavenly” post here. Victoria of Bois de Jasmin was just as lucky and took some stunning photos, see her post here.
Are you familiar with Place Vendome?