About

Adopted Mancunian, I am French-born and originally from Colmar — where, little known fact, the Statue of Liberty comes from.

After adventuring around England for almost 25 years, I have found my way to Manchester  just over 10 years ago.

Classical guitarist and composer, and a keen cook, I now subject my boyfriend and two cats to all my experimental creations.

I have always been a bit of a polymath and around 2010, he started making cold process soap bars and looked into what makes a cosmetic product, which at this point I wanted to demystify.

After naively popping into Neal’s yard and buying every essential oil they had, I realised that mixing random essential oils wasn’t going to yield very interesting of powerful results and that a more involved process — unbeknownst to me — was at play here. And an even more complex process of certification and following regulations. 

I then started reading. A lot. After experimenting with aroma-chemicals, and befriending other more seasoned perfumers and endless experimentation for quite a few years, I created Blue first — which I was proud to wear for myself and that my partner actually started wearing daily. I then developed Green as I absolutely love heavy and oak-moss-based fragrances for myself, and wanted to make it shine. 

I released both fragrances at a stall at Manchester Pride 2017 - and sold all of the bottles within a couple of days; the fact that others enjoyed what I created — and since came back to purchase more — was really humbling.

Needless to say, I still make those, and they are now back on the website.

I developed such a love for the process of creating fragrances as an independent perfumer. I want to carry on doing my own thing, I wouldn’t want to work for a large perfuming house and don’t care if my creations please absolutely everyone - I want to work on what I like.

Just knowing you like the fragrances I create, I will be at my happiest.

I consider all my fragrances to be unisex. If you like it, wear it. I also do not compromise on the quality of the materials — you can really tell the difference.

I am currently working on three new fragrances, to be released in 2022:

  • Rouge — gourmand. You’d just want to drink it. But don’t.
  • Noir — Heavy Oriental with Oudh and Tobacco
  • Just wood — based on my love of guitar and string instruments
  • Leither 
  • A traditional rose and orange fragrance with a twist, yet to be named

Looking forward to carrying on sharing my creations with you!

Alex.

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