Geraldine Archambault is the creator of Essential Parfums.
"Our fragrances are from 86% to 93% natural. They are macerated with alcohol made of beetroot. Our concentrates are made with the very best ingredients. Why denature them? No coloring is added."
With more than 25 years of experience in the fragrance industry, she founded Essential Parfums with a rebellious spirit and the mission to restore the essence of haute perfumery.
Essential Parfums believes in giving perfumers carte blanche to create, with no constraints or limits. They partner with the best master and senior perfumers in the world, carefully sourcing the finest sustainable ingredients whenever possible, to be transformed into olfactory masterpieces.
The brand was created to share a true passion for the art of scent — therefore, the priority is the fragrance itself, rather than the trappings that surround it (like fancy bottles, advertising costs, and licensing fees that tend to muddle the essence of perfumery).
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, which is why the focus is on a precious handful of natural ingredients over a cacophony of synthetics. Each elegant glass bottle is simply labelled with the fragrance name and perfumer's signature. Its paper packaging is FSC-certified, promoting the practice of environmentally friendly and economically viable forestry worldwide.
Essential Parfums is, most importantly, a tribute to the talent, passion, and creativity of their perfumers. From their ability to translate pure emotions into scent to their unsurpassed artistry, the perfumers understand what makes a scent truly special. As with any other artist, Essential Parfums asked them to sign their work on each bottle.