Nathalie began her career in 1999 as an organic chemist at Firmenich in Geneva. After moving to the US, she chose to follow her true passion, perfumery, and began training as a perfumer’s assistant at Intarome. She continued her classical training at Manheimer and became a perfumer in 2006, working mostly on air care and personal care. At Manheimer she fell in love with natural raw materials and became an expert in developing natural and organic fragrances. She has been a perfumer at Symrise since November 2008, and joined the New York Fine Fragrance team in August 2011. Nathalie draws inspiration from her numerous travels and multi-cultural background. She grew up in France near the Alps, which she still visits every year to snowboard and indulge in French cuisine and culture. Most of her childhood summers were spent with her mother’s family in La Rioja, the famous Spanish wine region. La Rioja’s diverse landscape and untouched beauty fueled her interest in creating scents. She also has a passion for everything flamenco and has studied cante, music and dance for many years. Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in chemistry and chemical Engineering from the National Engineering School of Chemistry in Toulouse.
"Sweetest of the flowers a-blooming
In the fragrant vernal days
Is the Lily of the Valley
With its soft, retiring ways"
— Paul Laurence Dunbar
Bergamot, Neroli, Dewy Petals, Cassis Buds, Muguet des Bois, Orange Blossom Absolute, Dark Rose Absolute, Jasmine Petals, Black Leather Glove Accord, Labdanum Extract, Vetiver Bourbon, Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood
@18% Eau de Parfum
COMMENTARY: It is said that the Lily of the Valley sprung from the eyes of the weeping Virgin Mary during the crucifixion of Jesus, and thus has traditionally been a flower of purity and innocence. In order to put emphasis on its potential use as a fatal poison, we corrupted its sweet fragrant white-floral essence by enveloping it in a “black shroud” and reinforcing that with a base of black leather accord. We also added a salty, wet aspect to suggest tears.
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