Fascinated by the power of words, Alexandra has always been attracted to the world of literature. Often inspired by places and atmospheres described in books, she likes to translate them through her compositions. She has natural artistic sensitivity and appreciates all forms of self-expression through movement such as horseback riding and dance, and especially Indian dance which she practices. Perfumery revealed itself as a vocation and as a way to tell stories when she was 18 years old. Determined to find fulfillment as a perfumer, she entered the International Institute of Perfumes, Cosmetics and Aromas (ISIPCA) in Versailles in 2002 and joined Symrise as Junior Perfumer in 2007. According to Alexandra, “raw materials are rich with sense and emotions“. She is deeply moved by certain essential oils, which she explores tirelessly in order to understand and transcend them and one day, master their multitude of facets.Some of Alexandra's notable fragrances include: Givenchy 'Immortelle Tribal', Amouage 'Honour Woman', Oriflame 'M by Marcel Marongiu', Victoria's Secret 'Dream Angels Blush', Iceberg 'Iceberg White', Ferrari 'Leather Essence'
"Look at my blood flowers, because I write with a serene sharp blade that soothes as much as cuts into the deepest parts of my soul"
Licorice, Anise, Blood Accord, Clover, Orris, Dark Rose, Amber, Patchouli
@18% Eau de Parfum
COMMENTARY: While used as a poison in Brazil, Bloodflower’s key feature is its role in the transformation of the Monarch Caterpillar into the majestic Monarch Butterfly, so emphasis was placed on the fragrance transforming in front of one’s nose. Given the name, we wished to attain a haute-Goth experience by adding blood accord, but sweetening it up through the addition of black Sambuca, a dessert liquor; the result hints at the vampirish. The fragrance is also imbued with rose for dark romance and various spices for passion.
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