Brand Olfactive Studio
Celine Verleure is the creator of a new niche perfumery line. As someone with extensive experience in the perfume industry, Celine first launched a blog about the fragrances that still hadn’t been made, looking for inspiration and ideas from her readers. The Olfactive Studio line was born that way. Olfactive Studio is a blend of modern art photography and the world of perfumes, since both these medias capture a moment and its atmosphere. It is “an encounter between contemporary artistic photography and perfumery; between the eye and the nose…It is at the crossroads of a photographic studio and a perfume design studio”.
The inspiration for the first three perfumes of the collection is topics of self-portrait, dark chamber and still life, transformed into fragrances Autoportrait, Chambre Noire and Still Life.
Celine Verleure first conceived the names of the perfumes, then gave freedom to three different photographers to showcase their interpretation of the same, and then these images served as inspirations for the perfumers who created the compositions.
Luc Lapotre’s photography inspired Nathalie Lorson for the creation of Autoportrait. Autoportrait is described as an intimate, warm and deep scent, a scent that you wear just for yourself. It is composed of woody notes, spices and balms.
Autoportrait was launched in 2011.
Top notes: bergamot and elemi. Heart: benzoin, incense and musk. Base: oak moss, cedar and vetiver.
Autoportrait opens with a somewhat rootbeer woody vibe... Its different, kinda nice. The dry down is more of the same, but the sweetness gets more creamy and the wood and incense are more prominent. Its a pleasant scent if you are into woody fragrances. But for me its a pass... i like the scent, but its not my style.