We are pleased to introduce Valentina Fierro and her erotic scents.
I’m based in Nelson BC., in Canada. Nelson is a small, pristine mountain town in the Kootenays of British Columbia, recognized for its awesome natural beauty and resources. We’re a tourist destination with a population of around 10,000.
How did you start?
Creating natural perfume evolved from my love of working with beautiful essential oils and resins. I first started by making solid perfumes with beeswax & jojoba. I’d add drops of essential oils into the mix to create these simple yet elegant solid perfume gems for myself. People loved them & wanted to buy them from me. That was before I actually had a business! It all kind of took off from there.
What was the first scent that made you decide to become a perfumer ?
The first scent was probably a really fine Kewda that was gifted to me in a collection of traditional attars many years ago. The second scent that truly did it for me was an amazing authentic Jasmine enfleurage from Egypt. I’ve never smelled anything like it since. The sheer depth and exquisite beauty of this Jasmine oil took my breath away. The aroma was so euphoric that it literally brought tears to my eyes.
When was that ?
The Kewda came to me in the 80’s. That’s when I began switching to using more natural perfumes. I found the Jasmine enfleurage in the late ’90’s. That’s when I began making natural perfume.
What drove you to create erotic perfume ?
I am a sensualist that’s driven by a creative fiery passion to connect and make magic.
I love playing with the erotic edge; that place between fear and desire; repulsion and attraction; gentleness and intensity; darkness and light.
Perfume speaks to me this way.
The olfactory limbic brain connection with each essence calls me to reach inside, to go deeper and find that edge where their aromatic spirits can dance and play. It’s hot and exciting! How could I NOT make erotic perfume?
You are a natural perfumer, so when did you made the choice to become a natural perfumer instead of following the majority of the brands making synthetic perfumes. What led you to make this choice?
There was no choice in the matter. I have never considered the use of synthetics as an alternative. I am aware that most modern perfumers (even the so called natural ones) believe in order to be a real perfumer you have to use synthetics. I don’t buy into this idea at all. I’ve heard many near convincing arguments in favour of the use of natural isolates as well. I don’t care. I want to feel the full expression of each individual oil in it’s complete entirety. I don’t care what other so called “real” perfumers may think. They can have their isolated molecules and manufactured scent patents and what have you. I love the REAL thing.
You can contact me directly or through my web site at www.isis.ca. & www.isisnaturalperfume.com (I’m working on having a new site up in the New Year just for my perfume collection).
Are you distributed worldwide ?
Can you give us an idea what type of person buys your product ?
My clientele is quite diversified. Not your average consumer. They range from lawyers and therapists to bohemian artists, activists and the curious tourist. They are for the most part, Intelligent, conscientious, “think-outside-the-box” kind of people. People who want something of quality that is unique and real. I am blessed to have a loyal and devoted following that enjoys the personal touch I try & give to what I do. We are like family.
From which country are most of them from ?
Mostly Canada & the USA with the exception of a few.
Do you have many European clients ?
Only a small few.
Do you think the use of social media can spread the message of natural perfume as a healthier alternative