Elise Benat was born and raised in the Mediterranean, South of France. She still remembers with admiration the aromas of maquis, myrtle and salt. As a teenager, Elise Benat traveled to exotic corners of the planet and this was to later impact on her future work and lead to the creation of the most delicate and surprising aromas.
When she attended her first smell training course, while studying chemistry, it was a real eye-opener for her. From that moment, the determined young lady firmly decided on her future. Her dream came true when she joined the Firmenich team. Elise Benat likes reading. She also finds inspiration in art. She enjoys the emotions she get when she succeeds in translating words into aromas.
How does risk smell? Does adventure have a scent? And what about an escapade? The Perfumer Hamid Merati-Kashani was able to provide answers to these unusual questions thanks to an equally uncommon composition. He gave it an intriguing name - ”PITCH AND TOSS”.
“PITCH AND TOSS” is a unisex fragrance for business people who wish to enhance and emphasize their strong character by using a fine and delicate yet not a commonplace classical fragrance. The composition can be immediately distinguished by its oriental component consisting of expensive natural ingredients merged with its noble Western aristocratic fragrance component. The creator tried to combine the philosophy of the two worlds in his bouquet and obtained a perfect perfume compound. “PITCH AND TOSS” is not an excessively warm fragrance which does not alter the wearer’s aura. It is difficult to recognise the dominant notes, for the composition is so rounded, harmonious and complete. Only the notes of dry wood and benzoin stand out slightly.
The “PITCH AND TOSS” top accord merges vigorous and fragrant bergamot, fresh-cut juicy apple and herbaceous basil. The heart of the composition emanates one of the author's favourite trios: rose, creamy cedar wood and electrifying sensual patchouli leaf. At the base of the pyramid benzoin stands out, softened by vanilla and harmoniously rounded out by amber.