Step into the realm of our visionary perfumers, where passion and creativity converge to shape extraordinary scent experiences.
Music and perfume have a common vocabulary made up of composition and notes. Jean Jacques offers the perfect illustration of the common denominator between the two arts. At 16, he played the piano and loved jazz. At 20, one of his friends mentioned ISIPCA to him. It was to be a revelation that cast a veil of uncertainty over his firm intention to be a musician. He fell for the charms of perfume, in what was to be a key moment in his studies and artistic aspirations.
In 1993, he joined Quest International at first to work with Pierre Bourdon then Maurice Roucel. In 1994 he was recruited by Kao Corporation, and three years later in 1997 moved to Takasago. He absolutely loves being creative, playing with raw materials.
A young promise of the Italian Perfumery, Luca Maffei began to work as Assistant Perfumer in 2007, in the family company, at the end of his classical and economical education.
“My father and grandfather have always been in the industry, I grew up among perfumes. From an early age I developed a special sensitivity”. Since his childhood he was close to the world of fragrances, “fascinated by the charm of raw materials and the mysterious alchemy by which they combine” and therefore decided to explore this unique and wonderful world.
He started an individual training with Françoise Marin, perfumer and former director of the prestigious perfumery school of Roure (Givaudan) in Grasse. He studied accords, iconic fragrances and raw materials using the Jean Carles method; right after that he began to create thanks to an internship in a major fragrance house in Grasse. Back in Italy, he entered M&M Fragrances and signed his first creations.
In 2011 he founded Atelier Fragranze Milano Srl with his father, with the role of perfumer and CEO.
Of pure Parisian descent, Urbanity, Architecture and Arts are for Marie the endless and rich roots of inspiration. After chemistry studies at the University of Paris 7 she joined the ESP. Marie is a globe trotter, she lives at the rhythm of time zones and hence developed a sharp and fine knowledge of international markets and tastes (Russia, Asia, Middle East, North America).
At the Laboratory, she is among all in charge of custom-made creations and stands out as she enjoys composing generous and passionate perfumes.
She dares, does not compromise and is driven by audacity. Through MAELSTROM perfumers, she aims to discover new olfactory frontiers, to create harmonious, subtle and innovative accords however remaining close to the customers* requirements.