Thursday, July 9, 2015

Questions & Answers with Alexandra Monet, Perfumer

Alexandra Monet, a young perfumer working for aroma producing company Drom fragrances Specifically she is responsible for the upcoming commemorative 15th anniversary edition of The Different Company, Le 15 (i.e. Le Quinze) out in September 2015. The new unisex fragrance is focusing on the sacred wood of Palo Santo, found in Latin America.

Enthusiastic and spontaneous, Alexandra has a sensitivity that allows her to put in perfume her emotions. She enjoys the gourmet styles and the vibrant notes. After studying at the ISIPCA, she works at DROM. In 2013 she created candles for The Different Company Home Fragrance Collection.

Alexandra has collaborated with Luc Gabriel, The Different Company's CEO and President, to compose the limited edition extrait de parfum, Le 15.

Here are a few insights into what makes her tick which I found interesting and wanted to share with you.

How did you find your passion for this profession?
My sense of smell has always titillated me more than all other senses. I rapidly wanted to transform this ‘‘tickle’’ into a profession.

What is your olfactive universe?
I like playing with edible notes and I am love musky clean notes, that evokes freshly washed linen.

If you were a raw material?
Without hesitation, Patchouli. This is a unique and magical raw material, a vibrant essence that lives as soon as I put it on my skin.

If you were a quality?

If you were a colour?
Black. Maybe white, but certainly not grey!

If you were a Star?
Audrey Hepburn.

If you were a place?
A big city, at night time.


  1. Miss Heliotrope03:40

    Not at all relevant, and sure it says more about me, but the question "If you were a star" - I was assuming an answer like Betelgeuse or something.

    I may need to get out more...

    1. Ha! That's funny. But yes, starts have the original definition to back them up, it's us who have disassociated thier meaning from their evocation.


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