Perfumer’s Portrait: Cécile Zarokian

Perfumer Cécile Zarokian, has taken the world of exclusive fragrances by storm bringing modernity and balancing the edgy with what is wearable. Cécile is an independent perfumer in Paris who has the luxury of working in her own laboratory. Her creations are beautifully composed from the finest raw materials. For Puredistance Cécile has created the European version of an Oriental perfume: Puredistance SHEIDUNA.

Cécile Zarokian graduated from ISIPCA, she was trained for four years in Robertet, at first in Grasse, then in Paris. She was still a trainee when she created her first fragrance, Amouage Epic Woman.

In 2011, Cécile decided to found her own company, CECILE ZAROKIAN SARL, and to set up her laboratory in Paris, in order to be able to dedicate her entire time to working freely as an independent perfume

That’s how she has created around seventy fragrances for various brands of the niche perfumery market, such as Jovoy Paris, Xerjoff, MDCI, Jacques Fath, Laboratorio Olfattivo, Masque Fragranze, or the entire Château de Versailles scented candles collection. In addition to that, Cécile has developed an artistic project with an illustrator, leading to an exhibition in Paris, which was part of the event Rives de la Beauté, then in London in 2013, and at the Triennale di Milano for Esxence 2014: the objective of [IP]01 was to correlate 6 visuals and 6 perfumes, in perfect harmony. One of the two universes gives birth to the other, then reverse: paint brush following olfactory narration, nose lead by sketch.

Paris-based Cécile Zarokian graduated from ISIPCA and spent four years at fragrance house Robertet, in Grasse and Paris. She was still a trainee when she created her first fragrance, the stunning Amouage Epic Woman. In 2011, Cécile set up her own laboratory and now creates as an independent perfumer for Jovoy Paris, Xerjoff, Jacques Fath, Laboratorio Olfattivo and Masque Fragranze. She also created the entire Chateau de Versailles scented candle collection.

Cécile Zarokian’s talent was manifested from the very beginnings of her career in perfume; she was still a trainee at Robertet in Grasse when she created Amouage Epic Woman.

In 2011, Cécile decided to found her own company, Cecile Zarokian SARL, and to set up her laboratory in Paris, in order to be able to dedicate her entire time to working freely as an independent perfumer. Since then, she has worked extensively for prestigious niche brands such as Jovoy, Parfums MDCI, Masque Milano and Majda Bekkali.

In addition, Cécile has developed an artistic project with an illustrator, leading to an exhibition in Paris, which was part of the event Rives de la Beauté, then in London in 2013, and at the Triennale di Milano for Esxence 2014: the objective of [IP]01 was to correlate 6 visuals and 6 perfumes, in perfect harmony. One of the two universes gives birth to the other, then reverse: paint brush following olfactory narration, nose lead by sketch.

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