I have never fitted in. At school I was clearly too hyperactive to critique my teachers and my friends have learnt to accept me for who I am. Even now my love for challenge seems to set me apart. I always seem to do things differently. Rebellion is not my modus operandi but my art de vivre. My love for fine fragrance came from smelling heady complex vintage perfumes and beautiful natural aromatics. I have struggled finding equal beauty in modern hyper-commercial fragrances. Their contrasting linearity failed to inspire me.
Natural materials are complex and beautiful materials such as rose and jasmine have a whole multifaceted complexity. They contain both beauty and funk. Commercial perfumery seeks to sterilise the animalic and in doing so diminish their opulence.
On the contrary, this kind of perfumery is dead!
Rebel Perfume is a rebellion against mass commercial perfumery. We prefer naturals over synthetics, we showcase the most exquisite florals, balsams and woods allowing the full charm to shine through. We source the most costliest and rare aromatics and our perfumes seek to be adventurous, heady and complex.
#Long Live Perfume#
By Sidney Gilbey