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.
“THE SMART SET” is a very stylish and strong unisex composition created by Nathalie Lorson. It is a composition of woody and spicy notes. It is a signature bouquet. Warming and moderately hot it wears perfectly at any moment. M.INT recommends this fragrance to committed and dedicated businessmen and women looking for a perfume of the same character. “THE SMART SET” may be called an unusual and even off-beat perfume. Nathalie Lorson achieved this effect by making the spicy and earthy vetiver and the mysterious smoky powder undertone the dominant theme of the fragrance pyramid. These components give the perfume its special charm.
“THE SMART SET” bouquet opens with a peppered bergamot and grapefruit duet which instantly invigorates you. The more reserved noble cedar needles and the piquant cloves make up the middle notes. The sweet yet fresh plum flesh merges perfectly with smoky modulations in the base accord and softens the middle notes.
Patchouli, faint coffee notes and the humid scent of vetiver complete the base accord. “THE SMART SET” wears well in the daytime. The perfume is recommended for the off-season, as it adapts to unpredictable weather and wears beautifully both on humid days and on cool and sunny days.