It was a meeting with Françoise Caron, a superstar in the world of perfume, that launched this fantastic odyssey into aromatic cities and convinced Ivan Pericoli, Benoît Astier de Villatte and their associate Emilie Mazeaud to begin creating luxury perfumed products.
Thus, since 2008, beauty products, colognes, incense and a whole collection of perfumed candles have been created, on the unique theme of an olfactory world tour. It’s quite a challenge: capturing the real or imagined perfume of iconic locations in candles made from the best raw materials. For example, the biting freshness of the stall of green herbs in Mantes-La-Jolie, the delectable breath of wild breath of wild jasmine in Algiers, the fragrance of lemon tree leaves mixed with the woody note of the great cedars in the garden of the Villa Medici, all of which are bestsellers.
Today, the fortunate team – on one side the Astier de Villatte group, Benoît, Ivan and Emilie, and on the other the Takasago perfumes and, new to the adventure, Christophe Raynaud, the renowned Firmenich perfumer – are already leading us towards new and enchanting destinations.
Take a tour with us of some of the exotic and marvellous world that is Astier de Villatte.