ESCENTUELLE’s Scent Artist, Carolyn Hassett, has always been intrigued by the interaction between scent and an individual’s own body chemistry. With people’s varying tastes and uses for scent, it’s only logical that personalized fragrance is the best way to go. The problem is that the big manufacturers want to sell to as many people as possible, so they make only those scents with a broad appeal.
It’s for these reasons and her own love of perfume that Carolyn decided to make customized all-natural scents back in the early 2000s. She’d been experimenting with the aromatic and healing powers of essential oils for a few years by that point. Her interest rapidly expanded into countless hours of hands-on self-study and eventually formal education in aromatherapy and essential oil chemistry through the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy. Her natural body care products became popular locally and led her to establish ESCENTUELLE.
Carolyn’s fascination with scent soon led her to Grasse, France, the perfume capital of the world. There, in 2002, our Scent Artist participated in her first custom-perfume session and one-on-one training with the master perfumer ("nose") at Galimard. Founded in 1747 and using a large concentration of natural ingredients in their eau de parfums, Galimard seemed the perfect fit for Carolyn to learn about the construction of commercial-grade perfumes. She has returned to Grasse twice, working more intensely over the years with their top blenders for her own knowledge, as well as to be trained in the fragrance creation system you see at ESCENTUELLE today.
Our Scent Artist’s vast experience with the properties and affinities of the Galimard essences means your session at our Signature Fragrance Creation studio will be rich indeed!
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