To celebrate this momentous occasion, Jesus del Pozo appoints perfumer, Marie Salamagne of FIRMENICH-PARIS to compose a scent that evokes the elements of transition into the 21st century without compromising Mr. Del Pozo’s artistic flair.
Ms. Salamagne exquisitely atones to the task with vibrant notes of Top Note: cardamom, bergamot, and tangerine…Middle Note: iris, tea, peony…Base Note: Virginia cedar, sage and amber
Here I speak with Ms. Salamagne during an interview on what it means to be a part of over three decades of celebration.
1. Marie, how long have you been a perfumer? Secondly, what is it about being a perfumer that you love?
I entered Firmenich in 2001 just after school and in 2005 I was nominated perfumer of Fine fragrance.
What I love about my job is the allowed freedom and creativity ! It surprises me every day when I discover a new raw material, or when I create innovative combinations in order to create new original fragrances.
I also love my autonomy as much as the possibilities to be enriched when I meet with other creative people, such as Jesus Del Pozo, that inspire me for new creations.
2. Marie you were honored as the perfumer for AMBAR Perfume by Jesus Del Pozo. Congratulations to you! When you asked to create an amber fragrance, what were the first things that came to mind?
For a designer like Jesus del Pozo I was willing to create an ambar of the 21st century, combining a bewitching trail with a both modern and timeless elegance. I wanted it to be radiant and signed with a bursting freshness.
3. I notice that most amber fragrances are described as dark, mysterious, musky. Do you feel that way? Is amber really a "dark", "sultry" scent or is that a term used loosely?
I agree that ambar is often treated in its most sensual and wrapping aspects but depending on which raw materials you combine it with, you will make it darker or more luminous. For J. DEL POZO AMBAR, I was willing to create a tension between a sensual luminous ambar and an unusual citrusy freshness to create a fresh ambar… to take ambar where you don’t expected it.
4. I read that AMBAR Perfume was launched to celebrate Jesus Del Pozo's 35 years of creativity! Marie, what should a women wearing this fragrance feel or experience?
The women wearing AMBAR should feel modern and elegant, with the great satisfaction of wearing an unconventional fragrance.
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