This week’s fragrance lover is YouTube vlogger Clemence CC. Clemence has reviewed our fragrance on her channel and we just love her vivid descriptions and how she understands our ethos so perfectly.
What perfume question do you get asked most often?
There are a lot of questions so it’s difficult to choose but most of the time, I get asked “which is the best perfume for ladies/men” which I always think is tricky. Fragrances are really linked to our own emotions and our memories so what I think is the best, won’t be for someone else. I can always advise fragrances that are, for me, qualitative, enjoyable and suitable for different situations but I think everyone needs to make their own journeys and always try by themselves before making any decisions !
What’s your first scent memory?
I remember smelling the fragrance collection of my mom, and that’s where I think my passion began. When she was at work, I used to sit at her dressing table, play with her makeup and use her perfumes. She had Yves Saint Laurent, babydoll that I thought look like a little diamond, I was really fascinated and couldn’t wait to grow up to begin my collection !
But my family was really into fragrance in general, we always had big bottles of Eau de Cologne at home for example. My grandparents had an aromatic garden as well, heaven for fragrance lovers !
What was the first fragrance you bought?
I remember I wanted to purchase a bottle of No5 when I was really young, but I think my dad was quicker and got me one.
The first one that I bought with my own money was La Parisienne from Yves Saint Laurent. It was a really trendy scent at the time, and as I was born in Paris but living in Brittany I thought it was for me ! I loved the fact that the blackberry was so intense in this scent, it was really leaving an intense feminine sillage.
How did you discover Le Jardin Retrouvé?
I discovered Le Jardin Retrouvé on Instagram. I remember that the team contacted me, and I received a discovery set so I could try the collection.
I remember being impressed by the quality of the fragrances and I became addicted to Sandalwood Sacré, it has so much character and really got that vintage vibe that I love!
What does fragrance mean to you?
Fragrance is basically my all life at the moment, it’s my work, my hobby and my passion. It’s also a great way of remembering memories and each of my fragrances drive me to a part of my life or people I met. When I look at my collection, it makes me think of a diary.
I also met so many passionate people, that are sharing the same passion and it’s really magical to be able to connect with people that you probably wont know without it.
What do you think the fragrance industry needs in the future?
Creativity for sure ! That’s why I enjoy looking for scents that are different. It is just so enjoyable when you find a scent that is using different ingredients that you probably never smellt before. The fragrance industry at the moment is a lot around making the same fragrances as well known brand for a cheaper price which I think is really damaging what fragrance is really is : art.
I wish also that people in general will enjoy to wear something a bit different and understand that their fragrance journey is very personal and that everyone would be able to respect each other choices.
For me the inspiration, the history and the process of making the scent is as important as the final result.
All photos by Clemence CC on Instagram