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.
Gourmet scents are adored by some and strongly rejected by others. No one is quite indifferent to them. Most people associate these fragrances with their home, favourite cafe with desserts they love so much, cosiness, a pleasant company of close friends. Gourmet scents have the power to calm you down, turn you into a good mood, give you confidence and create a caring atmosphere.
The perfumer Philippine Courtiere created such a perfume for the M.INT brand and called it “HIT THE MARK”. It belongs to the family of oriental vanilla fragrances and is characterised by an expressive gourmet accord. The perfume’s vanilla tonality does not seem excessive thanks to the tones of milk chocolate and spices. “HIT THE MARK” starts with fresh green mint leaves, a languid honeylike scent of jasmine petals and an enigmatic note of incense. The top accord is perceived as confident and feminine. The heart emanates a wonderful aroma of chocolate which lasts until the perfume wear off completely. It blends with a noble cedarwood note and exotic patchouli leaf. The base note consists of cistus, a distinctive note of benzoin and a light note of vanilla.
The fragrance is perceived as sophisticated. The richness of its notes is harmonious and exceptionally pleasant. The perfume is warm, yet fresh. Moreover, it makes the woman who wears it very attractive for men. It brings sweet memories of home-made cookies and a cosy kitchen where a dessert has just been made. The perfume can be worn all year round, but it wears best in the off-season. “HIT THE MARK” is suitable both for casual occasions, business meetings and romantic dates, since the perfume is not perceived as heavy.