Maxime Garcia-Janin desires to create perfumes of our occasions. After a advertising and marketing expertise at Giorgio Armani’s (L’Oréal) and Dior’s (LVMH), this younger 27-year-old entrepreneur constructed his personal venture based mostly on the unhappy discovery that individuals had been disenchanted with perfumes, specifically younger folks.
“In solely 5 years, 1.4 million folks stopped shopping for fragrance by the selective channel and the market turned standardized. Individuals really feel much less pleasure after they purchase perfumes now, and neither recommendation nor expertise present any added worth anymore. The digital revolution is an actual alternative to achieve folks once more, specifically younger folks, who don’t have any downside with on-line procuring, as will be seen with make-up or vogue… Why not with fragrance?” asks Maxime Garcia-Janin.
Sillages Paris stands out with a novel, high-end fragrance personalization providing on-line. “I wished everybody to have the ability to create a fragrance that may finest swimsuit and correspond to them, and which might comprise the gorgeous, pure, sustainable elements of excessive perfumery,” he provides.
The precept is easy and fast. Because of an algorithm, the consumer selects six elements from a recommended record, which leads them to the formulation developed by 4 “new technology” perfumer-creators: Amélie Jacquin (Givaudan), Alex Lee (Mane), Mylène Alran (Robertet) and Sébastien Plan. The algorithm solely suggests mixtures validated by these perfumers.
“It’s a extremely quick and playful resolution that can be utilized in micro-moments, like once you queuing on the grocery store. On the similar time, the emphasis on elements educates folks to perfumery,” explains Maxime Garcia-Janin.
As soon as the ladies’s, males’s, or unisex perfume has been decided, a number of decisions are recommended: you order both the bottle delivered with its testing pattern, or the three-sample field containing the fragrance chosen and two comparable ones. Each decisions are reasonably priced: EUR12 for the pattern field, EUR83 for the 50 ml bottle. Transport and returns are free and 100% reimbursed if shoppers will not be glad. “There’s completely nothing that forestalls returns, that’s vital,” the creator provides. Sillages Paris will launch a brand new travel-size, 15 ml bottle in March for EUR27.
The perfumes are handmade on request within the model’s Parisian workshops. Drawn by designer Pierre Katz, the bottle is featured in an authentic plant-derived polystyrene case manufactured by an organization specialised in recycling.
Launched final November and solely promoted on Instagram, specifically by influencers, the model appears to be reaching its public. “After solely two months, we bought greater than 500 prospects and 4,500 followers on Instagram. The excitement has began, even with older folks, regardless of our off-beat tone,” Maxime Garcia-Janin feedback.
After all, Maxime Garcia-Janin has additional ambitions. New formulation will quickly be added to the algorithm. “The thought is to repeatedly launch new compositions to supply extra decisions,” he provides.
The model was meant to get international from the very starting. They need to additionally give attention to the American market, the land of Instagram!