I’m so excited to share another amazing brand in my Designer Profile series – Alexandre J! This series is the perfect way to get to know the story behind a brand and the inspiration behind the products that we love. I am SUCH a fragrance lover and I’m so excited to not only share the beautiful Rose Oud fragrance but an exclusive Alexandre J Perfume Interview. Enjoy!
Designer Profile: Alexandre J Perfume Interview
Before jumping into the Alexandre J interview, I wanted to share my thoughts on this fragrance – Alexandre J Rose Oud Eau de Parfum.
Alexandre J Rose Oud Eau de Parfum
This is my very first Alexandre J perfume and my first impression was… WOW. It is absolutely beautiful! The packaging is unlike anything I’ve ever seen and the bottle itself is absolutely dreamy. The design is reminiscent of the French Baroque style that I adore – it’s like the Versailles bottled up in a fragrance. The pink color is seriously stunning and I love the gold details and rose design.
The fragrance itself was completely unexpected. I have many rose fragrances in my collection but none that smell quite like this Alexandre J perfume. Here’s a breakdown of the notes:
Top Notes: Lemon, Raspberry, Toffee, Apple
Heart Notes: Rose, Patchouli, Saffron, White Wood
Base Notes: Musk, Amber, Vanilla
The Alexandre J Rose Oud perfume is classified as an oriental fragrance. Upon spraying, the scent was a unique mix of floral, fruit and a burst of sweetness that I initially perceived to be caramel. After drying down, I started to smell more of the rose and woodsy undertones until eventually I was left with a delicate mix of soft florals and warm vanilla. The scent is very interesting – I’ve never smelled anything quite like it! It starts out quite powerful and then settles into a really lovely scent – such a fun adventure for the senses!
Now onto the Alexandre J perfume interview!
Introduction – Tell us about yourself and your background:
Alexandre.J is a creative French designer. Breaking the codes of traditional perfumery, he proposes his vision of beauty, the alliance of luxurious packaging and exceptional fragrances. He collaborates with artists from different artistic worlds to promote even more innovative creations.
He likes to create and invent new products. He has worked for more than 30 years in the perfume world and wanted to create and launch his own brand 10 years ago, to create and imagine new products combining beauty, art and exceptional fragrance.
What is your history with fragrance?
I started 30 years ago, I launched my brand 10 years ago to let my imagination run wild, I consider myself an architect of materials and senses. I like to use a wide range of raw materials, both in the packaging and in the fragrances. The goal is to tell stories and give emotion.
How has Alexandre.J evolved over time?
The brand has evolved and has succeeded in imposing its visual and olfactory signature in more than 75 countries, 3000 points of sale, while keeping its own AND the brand has also succeeded in entering the largest stores in the world such as Harrods.
Where does inspiration for the fragrances come from?
All inspirations come from the architectural trends of the 20th century, such as art nouveau, art deco. These are modern times, with a real lifestyle and great artistic resonance.
What is your favorite Alexandre.J fragrance and why?
These are always the last babies our favorites. We put a lot of energy and passion into each creation process. Each new launch is a real human adventure.
What has been the biggest “pinch me” moment for the brand?
There isn’t really one defining moment, but many. Every opening in a new store, in a new country is a highlight. What’s also really significant is all the excitement and admiration from our customers.
Can you give us a peek into what a typical day is like?
A team meeting with the creative and production teams. Logistic and development plan.
What’s next for Alexandre.J?
The constant development of new products, and the expansion of the brand in new countries.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Get out of your comfort zone and don’t rely on negative advice, trust your instincts.
I hope you enjoyed this Alexandre J perfume interview along with my first impression of Rose Oud!
Check out their beautiful fragrances here and use LIZZIE20 to get 20% off your faves!
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