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.
What can become a symbol of success? It is the “TEN STRIKE” aroma by Jacques Flori, who created this men's perfume for M.INT. The fragrance belongs to the oriental fougeres family. It suggests presentability and can be used both on your skin or your clothes before an important business meeting or a special occasion. However, “TEN STRIKE” is also a perfect choice for everyday use for successful men. It is rich, mundane and yet surprisingly intimate, very sensual, confident and harsh. In the alternation of notes, citrus nuances and woody notes are clearly perceived. The perfume is intriguing, curious and stylish.
“TEN STRIKE” features the cheeky greenish-citrus note of bergamot, a sparkle of orange, the elegant and penetrating scent of rosewood and sharp modulations of pink pepper in its top accord. The middle accord is composed of luxurious white flowers merged with a green undertone of geranium and the exotic scent of patchouli leaves. The heart notes are rounded up by the scent of balsamic fir-tree. The base accord consists of a delightfully fresh, yet resinous cedarwood note and the slowly floating benzoin scent that melts into the notes of moss and languid musk.