Anne Flipo, perfumier

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Let’s start with how my day ends. Before leaving the office, I load all my formulas into the system to have all of them freshly compounded in the morning. I then head home to have a relaxing evening and this is really when new ideas will start to unfold for the next day. In the morning, when I get to the office, I can start with my fresh ideas and I smell the creations from the previous day. At around 10am, I’ll start to meet with the development teams to work on all our various projects. When lunchtime arrives, I take a long break, about two hours, to recharge. This break is a crucial part of my day as it allows me to be efficient in the afternoon. Then, we come back to the end of the day… I work in a very rhythmic way. I started this routine 30 years ago and it works well for me.
Throughout my childhood I was surrounded by the fragrance of wild flowers and vegetable gardens. I grew up in the Picardie region in the north of France and this is where I learned about nature and the art of living for simple pleasures. My passion for scent started at a very young age. I was fascinated by nature. My creative roots are twofold, I think: my Italian origins and my house in the country, isolated in nature. I went to perfumery school very early, which meant that I had the chance to start my training with Master Perfumers quite fast. After my baccalauréat, I went to the ISIPCA School (Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l’aromatique alimentaire). This is when I discovered the magic of essential oils and their evocative power. It was when I started to associate and weave together different ingredients, during my apprenticeship, that it became a revelation and a game I never stopped playing.

Anne Flipo and Céline Roux, fragrance director at Jo Malone, discuss the elements that will be incorporated into the new range of perfumes

Anne Flipo and Céline Roux, fragrance director at Jo Malone, discuss the elements that will be incorporated into the new range of perfumes

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