Marie Salamagne was born to a family of doctors for whom work and passion were intrinsically linked. It was during her studies that she first heard of perfumery school. Immediately, her instinct took over and she knew that this would be her path in life. She had always been sensitive to fragrance, from a teacher's perfume to the scent of a home. Slowly but surely her future was becoming clearer. Marie mapped out every step of her journey, each one guiding her in the right direction. She found her feet and blossomed from the very beginning and has found satisfaction in her career ever since.

For Marie, a perfumer embodies both the craftsman and the artist. "A good perfume acts like Proust's 'madeleine'. It has the power to transport and the emotion it arouses is uncontrollable and powerful. It is an entity in itself." Marie is constantly in search of this magic. Her creative process is a solitary one. She has a ritual, she shuts the door, gathers her notebooks and thinks. She is at one with her notes. Each book has its purpose, the largest matches scents with materials, another studies natural notes, another base notes and the last outlines her overall vision. The relationship between materials and colour fascinates her. She visualizes her creations like pamtings, where hues create contrasts. Marie is in truth far more organized than she claims, and relishes her freedom most when it is defined by a frame. Marie has always danced, first in a classical style before moving on to modern jazz. She still dances, although she shies away from improvisation. She recalls powerful emotions while watching Alvin Ailey or Jorge Donn dancing for Bejart as a child.

Ever spontaneous, she cannot help but experiment straight away so that ideas get to come to life. She is a giving person and is unable to find happiness alone. She readily admits that she can be impatient and sensitive, with an edgy personality that must be wrapped in cotton wool from time to time. Yet all we see in this bright young Parisian is a loving, gentle and happy woman, a perfumer whose fragrances are glowing and lavish. "

The fragrances of Marie Salamagne

Paco Rabanne

FAME

CHYPRE / FLORAL
Thierry Mugler

ALIEN GODDESS INTENSE

FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Atelier des Ors

RIVIERA SUNRISE

CITRUS

Ingredients of choice

Patchouli

Musk

Bergamot

Cedarwood

Jasmine

Mandarin

Geranium

Mango

Incense / Olibanum

Sandalwood

Vanilla

Jasmine Tea

Orange Blossom

Lemon

Cashmeran (Woody musky)

Basil

Grapefruit

Benzoin

Orange

Coconut

Fig Leaf

Blackcurrant Bud

Saffron

Sugar Cane

Osmanthus

Rose

Raspberry

Cypress

Salty

Vetiver

Watery

Frangipani

Cardamom

Pine Needles

Citruses

Fir Balsam

Driftwood

Coconut Milk

Exotic Fruits

Silk Tree Blossom

White Pepper

Moss

Heliotrope

Apricot

Calone (Marine)

Lychee

Amberwood

Blood Orange

Ozonic Notes

Pink Pepper

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