I grew up on a farm surrounded by the great Northern Maine woods, so when spring hit there was nothing more rewarding than the smell of thawing earth or spring grasses. My mother's family was from Tahiti so during long winters I would fantasize about what that warmth would smell like. As I got older I discovered that most things in a bottle captured none of these aromas in the way that I had imagined it. This is how I discovered natural perfume and began making tinctures and mixing oils and resins.
Working as a wine director and sommelier, I have been fortunate to taste and smell incredible wines from all over the world. This reinforced my passion for terrior and desire to celebrate regional and seasonal differences in natural perfume ingredients. In wine and perfume I believe in small production with as little intervention as possible. I think that nature has plenty to say if we are willing to listen and get out of the way. My goal is to showcase beautiful ingredients that offer aromatherapeutic benefits to the wearer that bloom on the skin with a soft graciousness.
I have been lucky to study with and be inspired by the great alchemist/ perfumer Mandy Aftel. However I am heavily inspired my winemakers like champagne maker Herve Jestin who believes that “everything is energy”.