Perfumer

Alexandra Monet

 

 

“I innovate by playing with different combinations of interesting ingredients, and then add structure.”

 

 

 

Home: Paris, France

Alexandra Monet

Biography

Sparkling and spontaneous, Alexandra Monet is the personification of joie de vivre. At the age of 13, her curiosity led her to discover the programs at ISIPCA. She remembers the great perfumers of that time – like Francoise Caron – who supported her in her professional development and to whom she remains very close. Her passion grew, and Alexandra focused her studies on making perfumery her profession.

 

The love of her profession brought Alexandra to Munich, Germany for 6 years. She wanted to start her career living in the German culture, with its reputation for order and structure – in keeping with her own character. Her creations at that time reflected a certain expression of balance and organization. She appreciated all that the Bavarian capital offered, with its easy life, far from violence and stress. But it is in Paris that Alexandra really feels at home, surrounded by her friends and family with whom she likes to spend time. She loves the atmosphere of big cities, which gives her the feeling that she is never alone. It’s the energy that she loves the most.

 

Besides Paris, this city girl also likes New York, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong. Their architecture makes her dizzy. The hearts of these cities at night are especially captivating with their constant activity – almost like that of an anthill – as if these cities never sleep!

 

Alexandra loves to travel. This escape from her day to day life nourishes her creativity. She enjoys discovering new tastes and smells, and also meeting new people. “I do like traveling alone, because it allows me to see things differently and to approach people more easily. Stories and memories from travelling are a wonderful way to inspire my olfactive imagination.” One of her most wonderful travel destinations is India; it’s a place she loves and which she has visited many times, finding it a country of great contrasts. “There you can find both the most horrible and the most extraordinary smells all at once; somber colors as well as the most vibrant and shimmering.”

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