Where does the name Magnetic Scent come from?
I got the idea from the influence perfume can have on other people- that attractive, magnetic influence perfume can have on people.
Do you know the background of all the ingredients from your perfumes ? Do you know where they come from exactly ?
Yes, I know them very well and try to use them sparingly. Especially with more natural ingredients, it is hard to know where they came from. So I know my perfume from the inside out. I have to rely on my suppliers for my ingredients. But I am very critical so I buy my ingredients where they have the best quality. Personally I would prefer to buy organic essential oils for my perfumes, but they are not always better than the regular essential oils. It is much harder to trace where they came from. Synthetic ingredients are much easier to trace as there are only a handful of suppliers.
Does the city of Amsterdam where you currently live influence your perfumes?
Different cities have influenced my perfumes, Buenos Aires, New York, Amsterdam and Athens.
Are there any scents you remember from your child hood? Did your parents wear perfume and do you remember these ?
Perfume was not very common at home. My mother used to wear a Gardenia perfume I did not like. I used to like the cologne 4711 but I remember being very disappointed that its scent did not last long. My perfumes are eau de perfumes and their longevity is about 8 hours. If you spray twice it should last all day. I have not made a cologne yet but I will do so in the future.
Other scents I remember from my childhood are related to food, lamb chops, burning cedar wood in an open fire. I have not done anything with this while developing my perfumes.
Which perfumers do you admire ?
I especially admire the French perfumer Maurice Roucel as he does not have his own signature. He has made very different perfumes like the Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur and DKNY Delicious. The French perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour made some scents for Eau d´Italie that I find beautiful. Geza Schoen, the German perfumer, is another perfumer I admire.
When was the official release of your perfumes ?
My eau de parfums have been available since the beginning of May, at the AMFI store in Amsterdam or through my website. It is also possible to buy a sample set to try out my perfumes. I wanted to make a sample set so people can try on my perfumes for several days and get to know them better.
What are you working on right now ?
I have enough ideas for the coming period. Right now I am working on untitled # 1 but I still do not have a wow feeling about it. I am also working on a trilogy and untitled # 3 and untitled # 4.
The eau de perfumes from Magnetic Scent can be bought at the AMFI shop in Amsterdam, through
. All perfumes cost 110 euro for a 50 ml spray. The reason for this is that a higher or lower price should not affect your final choice of perfume.
September 28 th 2012, the Magnetic Scent eau de perfumes will be officially presented at The Perfume Lounge Amsterdam.