OLFACTIVE STUDIO is an encounter between contemporary artistic photography and perfumery; between the eye and the nose this is the first time ever that perfumers have teamed up with photographers to draw inspiration from their oeuvres. They sense the images to capture their essence.
Photography and perfume capture the moment and rekindle the memory of past experiences. Imagining a sensorial, intimate, and poetic relationship between images and scents is to reconcile temporal spaces.
«Perfumer’s proofs», born out of the spontaneous and free emotions of perfume creators who have carte blanche when it comes to photography, prove to be genuine olfactory concepts. These original, never-smelled-before olfactory creations with strong personalities are made with very beautiful raw materials and come in Eau de parfum versions (12 to 18%) without price constraints. Elegant and unconventional modernity emanates from this wonderful alchemy. Olfactive Studio has designed an exceptional olfactory world with a powerful and distinctive personality; a world of intuitions and emotions; a world designed for women, men, and all others. Perfumes are angels; they have no gender, but they have a soul.
Together, talented perfumers and photographers have created Autoportrait (2011), Chambre Noire (2011), Still Life (2011), Lumière Blanche (2012), Flash Back (2013), Ombre Indigo (2014), Panorama (2015), Selfie (2015), Still LIfe in Rio (2016), Close Up (2016) and Woody Mood (2017)...
Olfactive Studio was launched in Paris in September 2011 and is now enjoying great success in over 30 countries on all continents. Hooray for artistic intuition, pleasure, and the desire to create! Hooray for quality and generosity!
Céline Verleure is a passionate French perfume creator. She grew up close to nature. Dreaming of becoming an architect, she drew and invented her world. Having taken up studies in marketing, she gave up on building houses, but it allowed her access to the House of Kenzo. Pierre Broc, the creator of Kenzo fragrances, taught her the profession of perfume creation: he became her mentor. At 28, she created Kenzo Jungle with perfumers Dominique Ropion and Jean-Louis Sieuzac and then l’Eau par Kenzo with Olivier Cresp. She then launched Osmoz.com for perfume enthusiasts, based on an original idea by Firmenich. Céline’s passion is fueled by her travels: she took up Japanese calligraphy in Tokyo and spent months at a time in India – she loved Pondicherry and the intensity of the subcontinent. Departing from Cape Verde, she sailed across the Atlantic, traveled around South America, and fell in love with Rio de Janeiro where she lived for 2 years, importing French wines to the delight of the Cariocas. But she missed creating perfumes so she decided to launch the «the blog of the fragrance that doesn’t exist (yet)!» to tempt fate and to give birth to a new brand, thanks to the collective intuitions of an online community (over 5,600 fans participated in the creation of Olfactive Studio).