EN - Interview de Karine
Karine is an independent woman, both modest and downright rock n'roll! We wanted to discover a little more about this recognized professional, including the author of Marcelle Dormoy fragrances.
Tell us about your facets!
I am an independent perfumer / teacher in perfume creation / mom / fan of food!
What is your definition of audacity?
Fear does not avoid the danger.
Could you tell us about your background ?
An alternation of joy and trouble: After a chemistry diploma, I chose a very famous school. Then successively I was student perfumer, assistant perfumer, student in DESS of luxury marketing, perfumer, commercial attaché and FINALLY independent perfumer and teacher! It's a long journey, you have to hang on!
‘‘As an independent woman perfumer, the challenges are numerous.’’
What are your inspirations of life?
Nature, painting, music ... the wonders of the world and the human beings!
Tell us the project on which you work at this moment ...
I just finished a very nice project: a collaboration between a very beautiful brand and a Parisian palace. It was necessary to be at the height of these two prestigious names. The challenge was daring, but I got there!
What are your challenges in your professional life?
As an independent perfumer, a woman, and a teacher of perfume creation, the challenges are many: it's a very competitive world!
It is both to look young to show that we are hype, while showing some experience, giving confidence. And yet, the job of perfumer is totally empirical ...
‘‘I work with empathy, engine of seduction.’’
How do you relax, and take some resources?
A stroll by the sea on the path of customs, a hike in the Pyrenees. And of course, on the way home, a few drops of champagne!
‘‘You have to get out of your office, give yourself a little idleness to finalize a project.’’
Can you tell us the trigger that makes you realize your projects, which helps you to go from dream to project?
It is necessary to get out of your office, to give yourself a little idleness to finalize a project.
Can you tell us about a project you're proud of ...
My collaboration with the team of scenographers to create the perfume of the restoration of the Chauvet prehistorical cave that began with my immersion in the real cave, will remain a magical and memorable memory of which I am very proud.
‘‘I got married wearing sneakers at church.’’
How do you choose your outfit in the morning to go to work?
Sneakers for life! I even got married in wearing sneakers at church.
How does the perfume accompany you in your everyday life?
… with volatility and versatility.
‘‘The perfume is a carapace to travel in time ...’’