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.
If you manage to reach out to another person’s mind, you become a part of that person, you accompany his or her thoughts, aspirations and moods. The French "nose" Elise Benat handled the task that has been a challenge for all perfumers since the first artificial perfumes were created with elegance and sophistication.
The woody spicy bouquet reaches out to your mind and soul like a favourite tune, delicately enveloping and highlighting the wearer’s best traits. The perfume is hot and bright, yet discreet and subtle. It wears beautifully both on male and female skin. It is perfect in cool weather, when the combination of its main tonality - the chilly earthy vetiver notes and the warm duet of suede and walnut – diffuses most efficiently.
The perfume’s top accord is composed of ginger, cardamom and sesame - the expressive oriental spicy trio that remind of aromatic, hot and sweet dishes. The middle notes are hazelnut wood, cedar wood and vetiver. The slightly creamy cedar-walnut undertone harmonises the humidity of vetiver. Thanks to this the heart of the perfume makes you feel at ease. The base accord of the bouquet is composed of the perfectly crafted suede, slightly softened by the classical combination of amber and musk. The composition is stable and will impress those who prefer moderately intense fragrances. It may be sprayed both on clothes and skin at any time day or night. It is the ideal choice for winter and autumn days when one wishes to forget about bad weather, feel blissful and get ready for daily routine.