THE BEAUTY OF A FREE SPIRIT
With a timeless allure and unconditional acceptance of her
fellow human beings, Ella K writes her own destiny. She is the heroine of her
own adventure novel. She is one of those noble souls who is open to other
people, experiences and the unknown. She has no preconceived ideas, no fears.
Ella K has faith in life and embraces it. The beauty of the surroundings,
people and places, which are invisible to other mere mortals, never escape her.
She is a strong-willed woman who never stops, always full of inspiration and creativity. Her suitcase is always packed ready for adventure. Ella K is guided by desire, intuition, instinct and one passion: perfume. She has a confident mind and reassuring wisdom which open even the most stubbornly-shut doors. She is sensitive to all forms of artistic expression and is stimulated by encounters, discoveries and knowledge.
She savours her long, slow journeys, counting out the notes of a Chopin sonata on the piano of an ageless ship and succumbing to the gentle rhythm of the voyage to better embrace the essence of this world. Like the famous women who lived before her, Alexandra David-Néel, Ella Maillart and Anne-Marie Schwarzenbach, Ella K travels the globe in search of these rare treasures. With her eyes, mind and heart wide open, the young Parisian is moved by the East. Equally at ease in luxury hotels and in the tiny alleyways of Bombay, she seeks out the paths untraveled to ensure her perfumes are unique and unequalled. Ella K’s love of wandering is what leads her so perfectly back to basics.
Many of the greatest noses have passed through the Givaudan Perfume School. This is also where Sonia started out. Today at Givaudan, she creates perfumes for the biggest names in the industry: Narciso Rodriguez, Valentino, Victor & Rolf, Ferragamo, Burberry, Kenzo, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lanvin, Montblanc, Guerlain, Loewe, and also for the most exclusive niche brands. Her creations have won her acclaim from her peers and many international awards.
For Ella K Perfumes , Sonia decided to reveal a more personal side: «As a nose, I have always seen my work as a way of speaking to the subconscious of others. I arouse their curiosity and invite them on a journey. After this journey, they do the talking, with no help from me. They take possession of my memories and make their own discoveries. My creations are bona fide destinations, places where everyone can wander at will. I set no rules: I simply make suggestions.»
Bringing together the fragments of journeys, both internal and to faraway places, Sonia captures fleeting moments, glorifies them in an illustration, a line of verse, a fragrance. Sensual whisperings of a past well-travelled, they are an ode to the beauty and diversity of the world.