In French a "petite histoire" is the backstory between lovers: it is the narrative that entwines, the palpable tension that defines.
A city of concrete and chrome might not seem the place for a line focused on naturals, but it wouldn't have blossomed anywhere else... the glisten of neon, the faded stone architecture... a city so severe, so strong, only naturals could soften, seduce...
The original atelier was a 1920's penthouse, with a wraparound garden terrace, blooming atop the Manhattan skyline. With views of the river and Art Deco neighbors, bustling days gave way to quiet nights and midnight hours, when inspiration took root.
Today, nostalgia meets now with a respect for the subtle and the divine, and an Art Deco spirit that still sizzles.
In the South of France, our ingredients suppliers and manufacturers are family-owned companies in Grasse, a city with a long legacy of perfume savoir faire, and a reputation for cultivating some of the finest natural materials in the world.
I learned to live in Italy; to love in Paris; to work in New York City.
I spent several years building a career in Manhattan, but what I found missing from my daily life, what I had cherished in Europe, was the subtle art of the everyday seduction. Witty banter, charming flirtation, the luxury of leisure: I missed the slower pace of life that ensured a connection with my surroundings.
And so I turned my attention to something I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember: perfume.