A unique gift for a unique mother

Do you remember the smell of the first cake you baked with your mom? And the aroma of coffee that...
Do you remember the smell of the first cake you baked with your mom? And the aroma of coffee that permeated her home every morning? Do you remember her favourite perfume? Okay, sure, you probably wouldn’t be able to identify its main ingredient, but we are convinced that if you bumped into it in the middle of the street, a few seconds would be enough for it to evoke a memory. And that’s because perfumery is an art that can...
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Surprise olfactive illusions

Before writing down his formula, the perfumer always thinks first about his ingredients. Which mixes should he do? How to...
Before writing down his formula, the perfumer always thinks first about his ingredients. Which mixes should he do? How to combine his tools to create anew?   A little bit like an alchemist, by the way, mixing elements (or ingredients) to give birth to the philosophical stone.   At The Alchemist Atelier, the beauty of the process rests upon the fact that all of our ingredients were designed to blend together in the most harmonious way. No risk for any...
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It smells like spring!

After some long and rainy winter months, time for Spring! For most of us, this is synonymous with light sunbeams,...
After some long and rainy winter months, time for Spring! For most of us, this is synonymous with light sunbeams, sweet warmth, fresh nature smells, liveliness, and blossoming flowers. At The Alchemist Atelier, we want to feel accordingly, and change our fragrance to match this new season. Why not create a new fragrance to express this light feeling of renaissance?   Most of the time, freshness, liveliness and light, are short term effects. We feel a wavy, subtle note, making...
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Making a perfume for someone else

Creating a scent for another person is not an easy task. However, composing a perfume from scratch for someone you...
Creating a scent for another person is not an easy task. However, composing a perfume from scratch for someone you care about is incredibly thoughtful, and your gift will likely be one of the most memorable they ever received.I created recently a bespoke scent for one of my friends. Here is how to proceed.Knowing which perfume or perfumes that person is wearing is a very good asset. As they (hopefully) like the perfume they are wearing. A quick search online...
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The synthetic ingredients

Through time, perfumery faced various revolutions, the biggest happening during the Industrial Revolution when discovering odorant molecules we could synthesize...
Through time, perfumery faced various revolutions, the biggest happening during the Industrial Revolution when discovering odorant molecules we could synthesize in the laboratory. Why do we use synthetic ingredients in today’s perfumery? Do we use such things at The Alchemist Atelier? Synthetic molecules in today’s perfumery have 3 main use :   Preserve nature The most interesting example to explain this use is musk. This mysterious animal ingredient originally comes from the Tonkin musk deer which had to be killed...
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The secrets of master perfumery revealed!

We asked our expert, in-house Perfume Alchemists to reveal the tricks and tips to creating striking, unique fragrances at home....
We asked our expert, in-house Perfume Alchemists to reveal the tricks and tips to creating striking, unique fragrances at home. Discover how to create balance and be creative with no fear of failure, with fragrance fundamentals, revealed!   Choosing Ingredients. Faced with 34 curated base and accord scents, you might worry about combining them. What goes with what? Master perfumers know that you can use any of our scents - they’ll all combine, and it’s up to you to decide...
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Awaken your senses for Spring

Step into the new season with an exceptional Spring Fragrance! Join our in-house Perfume Alchemist Louise Pujol as she creates...
Step into the new season with an exceptional Spring Fragrance! Join our in-house Perfume Alchemist Louise Pujol as she creates a stunning perfume, perfect for the most exhilarating of season changes. Louise chose four of our gorgeous Scent cartridges - two complex, sophisticated bases for the foundation, and two accords that scream Springtime. Watch the video here and read on to discover why these Scents are perfect for Spring, and how they combine, as well as how you can produce...
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Perfume in 2020 means sustainability

We all know that sustainability is the future. Looking forward to fashion, technology and lifestyle, we want to keep enjoying...
We all know that sustainability is the future. Looking forward to fashion, technology and lifestyle, we want to keep enjoying and exploring new things, but that also means embracing sustainable, conscious production and consumption. At The Alchemist Atelier, we feel the same way. That’s why we’ve started as we intend to continue. As a new, forward-looking brand, with the agility and energy that entails, we have been able to grow our brand with environmental sustainability and green technology built-in from...
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Make the very most of staying in

There are many reasons to love being at home and enjoy some quality time spent on new hobbies and pastimes. 

There are many reasons to love being at home and enjoy some quality time spent on new hobbies and pastimes.  Finding yourself with free time at home can mean binge-watching that show you’ve been hearing about or getting through some of those books that have been sitting on the shelf for ages. For many of us, it’s a time to get creative and enjoy the mindful benefits of making things ourselves, whether that’s painting or drawing, cookery or blending personal...
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With music or perfume, be a virtuoso!

Pierre-André has been busy. In his popular band in the 1980s Les Avions, and then in a varied and successful career in architecture and business, now he’s taken time out to record a solo album of electronic music.

Pierre-André creates his own perfume works of art with his at-home Scent Creator, at his Paris apartment.

Pierre-André has been busy. In his popular band in the 1980s Les Avions, and then in a varied and successful career in architecture and business, now he’s taken time out to record a solo album of electronic music. Pierre-André creates his own perfume works of art with his at-home Scent Creator, at his Paris apartment. What do you love about having the Scent Creator at home?“Technology is really important to me - it enables us to do so much. It gives us...
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Love at first scent

Love at first scent: Le Coup de Foudre collection by The Alchemist Atelier.

Le Coup de Foudre collection by The Alchemist Atelier. Victoire, Louise, and Samantha are The Alchemist Atelier’s in house expert perfumers. You can find them at our Paris Atelier, or meet them online. Romance is all about the senses. But the scents we associate with passion and romance aren’t arbitrary. Part of the art of perfumery is understanding the deep subconscious references our minds make between fragrances and feelings, and our in-house expert perfumers have carefully curated three sumptuous perfumes...
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Sharing and co-creating… that’s truly nourishing!

A lifelong gastronome and food obsessive, in 2017 Marie Chavarot turned her passion into a brand, launching marie.made and introducing Paris to next-level, conscious cuisine.

A lifelong gastronome and food obsessive, in 2017 Marie Chavarot turned her passion into a brand, launching marie.made and introducing Paris to next-level, conscious cuisine.   Having worked with exclusive fashion brands, she perfectly understands the link between fashion, style, fragrance and food. Marie and her friends cook up delicious perfumes with her Scent Creator, at home in Paris.   What do you love about having the Scent Creator at home? Marie: “What I love about cooking is taking raw materials...
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