EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 28 November, 2016

Noblesse Luxe Publication

Feature Article

                         FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES
                  with Anita Kalnay

                  
  Introduction:
   
   The International Perfume Foundation (IPF) recently launched a Directory for Certified Natural Perfumers worldwide. The Directory is the first step in responding to a growing number of questions consumers have been asking about the contents of perfumes and the importance of natural products in their lives.
                  

 Interview:
    
      Anita Kalnay is a 100% natural perfumer and owner of FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES in Canada. Anita is  dedicated to the "Art of Perfumery" by the collection of unique and diversed scents that are created in her perfumery.

     FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES can provide you the opportunity to design your own signature scent or celebrate a special occasion by hosting a perfume party!

    Anita is honored with the title of Certified Natural Perfumer with the International Perfume Foundation. She is among a select group of natural perfumers worldwide that uphold natural perfumery in the highest regard.

  Anita Kalnay is someone you should know.

   
Where are you based?

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

How did you start? What was the first scent that made you decide to become a perfumer ? When was that?

My Perfume Journey started as a ‘gift' to myself for my 50th birthday – after a Spiritual Teacher ‘challenged' me to ‘become more than 1% of my potential’. My first scent was actually a ‘gift’ to my clients called PROSPERITY which was designed in 2002 and re-launched to celebrate 2012. “But where will the money come from? Why from wherever it is at the time” was the quote from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi that inspired the scent – a fantasy chypre. It was sent out as a fragrant card that said “write a wish for yourself on this card and hide it away someplace special”. Everyone did it and within a very short time I was receiving all sorts of feedback on how quickly their wishes had come true. That was the beginning.

You are a natural perfumer, so when did you made the choice to become a natural perfumer instead of following the majority of the brands making synthetic perfumes. What led you to make this choice?

I don’t really like conventional perfumes and I can’t wear them. And I don’t feel inspired by Brands themselves, but more a desire to explore the unexplored – led by my nose into magical arenas of the unknown. I love being a Designer first and I am attracted to bold and unusual notes and how they can be combined – and the VIRTUES that those combinations create. Pure esoteric beauty that uplifts and heals the psyche. When we are in ‘balance’ with ourselves, all of nature can be in ‘harmony’.

Where can we find your perfumes ? Are you distributed worldwide?

I am a small niche designer. Perfumes can be purchased directly from the website. Personal contact and matching 'the right scent to the right person' is important to the Flying Colors concept. www.genieinabottle.ca

Can you give us an idea what type of person buys your product ? From which country are most of them from ? Do you have many European clients?

Most people find out about the Flying Colors Natural Perfumes by word of mouth, either having met me as a client or friend – as I also offer Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Massage in my scope of practice. The Natural Perfumes are a more refined use of essential oils in a co-creative design process. They are just now starting to surface in popularity. I would say that people are generally curious to try ' natural' perfume alternatives and clients are seeking tools that will help them to connect to their ‘soul essence’ qualities more specifically. Unless you have met me, you’ve probably never heard of me. We do ship worldwide and recommend ordering samples first.

Do you think the use of social media can spread the message of natural perfume as a healthier alternative?

Like Nature – the seeds of our Natural Perfume industry are just now starting to sprout! I’m not even sure that they are actually visibly coming through the soil just yet. But they will soon! A movement like this is the beginning of a lot of FUN and some lovely healthy, eco-conscious alternatives for those who want to re-connect to the elemental basics of Nature. Fragrant ethers – are the most ‘evolved’ state of plants themselves.


YES! Social media is so honest! I love the personal stories that people share and how fast something can travel as news. Like artists – Perfumers also have unique styles that are conveyed in the energy of their creations – especially with naturals. I like Pinterest as well as it offers a more visual ‘collection’ and sharing. Niche Perfumers can be so focused and hard to find that if it weren't for social media we might not be visible at all.

Information:

https://www.pinterest.com/anitakalnay/flying-colors-perfumes-from-nature-wwwgenieinabott/


The international Perfume Foundation is a non profit organisation based in Brussels with representation worldwide. Certified Natural Perfumers Directory http://www.perfumefoundation.org/certified-natural-perfumers.html
The pictures and text of the 32 day campaign RECONNECT WITH NATURE.

To purchase from FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUME go to www.http://www.genieinabottle.ca/


Special Note of Thanks
  This interview was done in collaboration with Creezy Courtoy, Chairman of the International Perfume Foundation.






FMH


1 Responses to EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

  1. Anita Kalnay Says:
  2. Thank you Felicia! I appreciate the 'wind' of sharing my fragrant passion. The IPF launch of Natural Perfumers is one of the most interesting things I have EVER been involved in. Such an amazing group of Artisans - inspired by nature.

     

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