Anais aims to express her love for literature of all ages as well as plant and flower gardening in a collection of fragrances, bath products and scented candles “for reading and writing.”
A refined sentimental soul, Anais longs to capture in her fragrances, note after note, timeless classics accompanied by the greatly innovative spirit of international writers. A scented journey tied to writers, to the places they particularly loved, to their personality, their way of living, the characters passionately described in their novels that have accompanied entire generations of readers from all walks of life. The collection is inspired by authors such as Maupassant, Colette, Tolstoy, George Sand, Victor Hugo . . . who have forever altered the course of literary history with their unforgettable masterpieces.
You, in five words...
Workaholic, in love with lifestyle, passionate about my children, tiresome from all my projects, helpless to the passing of time
Your work, in five words...
Freedom, expression, passion, obsession, blooming.
Your brilliant quality . . .
My thirst for knowledge
Your main flaw . . .
Five places you love most in the world
Venice, Normandy, Paris, London, Tuscany
I love animals! But Gisèle is the most wonderful dog in the world!
I love to eat and cook. And my favorite food is Italian
Where would you live if you were not living where you are now
Venice, without a doubt! It is a dream I would love to make happen
Five fundamental books
Le parfum by Patrick Süskind, 24h dans la vie d’une femme by Stephan Zweig, La symphonie pastorale by André Gide, La dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas, One life by Guy de Maupassant
Five songs that you always listen to
Nina Simone, Josephine Baker, Maria Callas, Nat King Cole, Gilberto Gil
Five artists/works that have influenced you
First of all: Picasso! Then Giacometti, Ingres, Botticelli, Caravaggio
Five fundamental fashion designers/fashion brands
I don’t like fashion! I live with jeans. I even got married in jeans! Beautiful cashmere, a pair of Church’s, a Burberry trench coat, a jacket from Hermes, and a lot of antique pieces from vintage stores in Amsterdam
The garment/design object you can’t live without
A pair of jeans, and a jean shirt. I do not like design, either. I live in the nineteenth century!
Five fundamental perfumers/fragrances
Mitsouko by Guerlain, Féminité du bois by Serge Lutens, l'Eau de Rochas
What’s on your desk right now
An English Victorian porcelain cup with some good tea, and around it, a heap of very organized things. Napoleon II pieces, some lamps from Madeleine Castaing, and a picture of Leo Tolstoy staring at me!
A huge industrial table full of beautiful notebooks, poetic and inspiring pictures. My nightingales accompany my days and seem like opera and jazz to me!
What do you hear/listen to when you answer these questions
Night or day
Day! I am definitely a day girl! I love light, the birdsongs, the rhythm of a bustling city . . .
Not really. I invent my own superstitions, so they become hidden challenges
Creativity means . . .
Surpassing oneself. It is diving into your mind and finding an idea that was taking shape for a long time.
Tell me a secret
Meditation is my first religion
Tell me a lie
I never lie. Except when one of my daughters stays at home, I invent a sweet lie for school! Lying is the worst. I hate it!
A dream come true and one that you would like to accomplish
To be the mother of 2 wonderful girls Yet to accomplish: to live a long life and see my grandchildren, and their children . . .