- 1 – A special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well.
- 2 – Stylishness or originality.
FLAIR n. p. – 2012
Fragrance design Studio – The free-spirited nose of Fragrance creativity
At Flair Fragrance Creation Studio, our vocation is to imagine, suggest, explore and finally to craft innovative and creative fragrance concepts. Flair is at the service of Fragrance professionals, brands, designers and individuals – quite simply anyone looking to find a signature fragrance to precisely fulfil their desires. Flair’s perfumers work “nose-to-nose” with their clients. There are no middle men. True relationships are built, based on a mutual bond of trust that makes each and every project unique. Trial fragrances are fine-tuned, adjusted and enriched with new suggestions or new versions in order to match a client’s aspirations as closely as possible. Flair is an independent Fragrance Design studio that works closely with Laboratories (Be Have, Elixens, Firmenich, IFF, Mane…). This allows us to pick and choose the finest natural or synthetic raw materials, as well as the rarest and most unusual.
Comptoir sud pacifique
Les Eaux primordiales
Les senteurs du bassin
Une nuit Nomade
It all begins with a first meeting with one of our perfumers: we find out your tastes, the kind of cuisine you like, the scents of your childhood, travel smells that have stayed in your memories and the fragrances that have marked your life. During a second meeting we will then present a number of creations to you. You select the one that feels right for you/speaks to you/resonates with you. We will then fine-tune the note to match your image and desires.
AMELIE BOURGEOIS – PERFUMER
As a little girl, I lived a simple, peaceful life in France between the Landes beaches and the green fields of Picardy, where the air was filled with the sweet scents of cut wheat, Barbour jackets, earth, grease, sand, pine resin, horse dung and sun-dried grass… My nose was already alive, drinking it all in, even if I wasn’t really aware of it at the time. After 3 years spent studying cosmetology, where fragrance was covered only briefly, I decided I simply had to know more about this “concentrate.” My first proper introduction to the world of fragrance came when I met the founder of Cinquième Sens, Monique Schlienger, in 2002. And something magical happened between fragrance, Monique and myself. /Monique, fragrance and myself. Working as an apprentice perfumer under her guidance for 3 years, I began to create my own “ranges,” working alongside my colleague Anne Sophie Behaghel. Binary, tertiary and quaternary accords were followed by Cologne compositions. Bringing together methyl salicylate, cedar and iris, I was able to recreate the olfactory signature of the fields of my childhood. It was a revelation! Soon, Monique Schlienger gave me free reign to fully express myself through scents. I stayed on at Cinquième sens as perfumer and trainer for a further 7 years. ,) Following an olfactory meeting of minds with Martine Denisot, we decided to create FLAIR. Over and above fragrance, we share the same passion for the history, beauty and sensitivity/delicateness of raw materials.
ANNE-SOPHIE BEHAGHEL – PERFUMER
I was born in Paris, with the all-pervasive smell of concrete and the Metro in my nostrils. Growing up, my childhood nose had to resort to subterfuge to cope, inhaling the fragrances friends would leave in their wake when they came to visit, the smell of washing powder – different in every household – or my grandmother’s shepherd’s pie on Wednesdays… Surprised and saddened that this sense was in no way developed or even mentioned at school, I soon threw myself into my own education on these everyday smells. Monique Schlienger’s overwhelming passion for fragrance embraced me like a musk. Thanks to her, I was able to discover just how far my little girl’s instinctive nose could mature. After 9 years working as a trainer, perfumer and tester /evaluator at Cinquième Sens, I decided it was time for me to experience some of the world’s major companies and so I accepted a position in sales at Firmenich and then moved on to become an evaluator at Symrise. Soon, I was reunited with my fellow Cinquième Sens alumna, Amélie Bourgeois. We understand each other instinctively, as if in the blink of a nose!
And so here I am at Flair./I am thrilled to be part of Flair.
MARTINE DENISOT – NOSE TO THE WIND
I come from a literary background and have worked in communication and travel. My predilection for olfactory raw materials emerged very young, when I was seen to “sniff” my beautiful grandmother’s ivory kidskin glove – an unforgettable memory! Years later, I was lucky enough to spend a sabbatical year in a major Paris fragrance laboratory. I literally got drunk on the finest raw materials. I breathed them in, I dissected and devoured them, blended, mixed and memorised them. Off came the lid and… wow! The orangey note of methyl anthranylate hit my nose – the memory of my grandmother’s glove came flooding back! It was when I met Amélie Bourgeois that I decided to come back to fragrance. Her vibrant, refined perfumer’s expertise simply resonates with my “nose to the wind” curiosity. To Flair I bring my own particular take on the world, a way of combining olfaction and retro-olfaction/olfactory memory, scents and “flavours”, the taste of perceivable beauty, the unusual and, more reassuringly, eternal and enduring nature…
To find us and for delivery it’s here:
163 Rue SAINT DENIS
Accounting is there:
FLAIR SIEGE SOCIAL
59, Rue DESNOUETTES