Thoughts from Timbuktu: olfactory jewels

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I really did not  choose to become a natural perfumer or to make exclusively natural perfumes. I noticed from the beginning that I could  successfully use natural essences to cure myself while chemical ingredients, which I also used to wear undiluted on the skin caused me allergies and heavy headaches.

Or at least naturality was not my initial choice. I started with ingredients that the public clamoured for – musk, amber, violet, sandal, rose, patchouli and so on, but I was always searching for something better, for the most beautiful smells, and soon I recognized that which I was searching for in natural essences.

I chose to make natural perfumes as someone chooses to work with precious metals and rare gems instead of plastic and pearls of coloured glass.

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