In the present day we’re taking a deep dive into the artwork behind the Maya Njie fragrances in her sensorially interwoven and completely intriguing Discovery Set, which we’re thrilled now you can buy from The Fragrance Society store!
Maya Njie (pronounced ‘Maia N-Jai’) has uniquely various familial and creative roots to deliver to her perfume creations. Being born in Västerås Sweden, with a West African heritage, and later shifting to London in her teenagers, Maya went on to check on the College of the Arts.
Weaving collectively these threads by way of the medium of the senses, Maya started experimenting with odor alongside the the visible mediums of color and images. Certainly, so Maya informed us once we first met her, the studio typically gained guests of passers-by who’d been attracted first by the great scents wafting from the doorways…
‘Some would ask if they might purchase no matter perfume it was, and I needed to clarify they weren’t on the market. However it bought me considering…’
Actually, sporting her heritage and inspiration on her pores and skin, the aromatic way forward for Maya Njie was forming.
Maya had chosen the stimuli of an previous household photograph album for her inspiration – the pictures inside had been taken many years earlier than her delivery, however she discovered their light colors and snapshots of familial life so fascinating to pair to fragrances.
Inside Nordic Cedar, for instance, we might by no means have visited the Swedish Forest it was impressed by, however we really feel a way of towering timber, the reassuring consolation of cedar and earthy patchouli enclosing us as cardamom presents brightness, ambergris provides a contact of mist.
For Vanilj, the standard Swedish be aware of cardamom is used once more, the consolation intensified by addictively darkish vanilla that swirls boozily amidst ambered musk.
In Tobak, habit is ramped up by way of the honeyed smokiness of the tobacco leaf, a path of animalic musks and leather-based resonating many hours later.
Incorporating music as one other inspirational medium, Les Fleures is called for Minnie Ripperton’s 1970 track, a inexperienced floral scent that ripples with bergamot’s brightness, magnolia and candy fig, an ‘unbound celebration of life, love and creation.’
These longing to flee would possibly yearn for Tropica – an invite to think about ‘buying and selling in a darkish, bleak and chilly setting for a hotter local weather far-off, with flourishing inexperienced vegetation and distant seashores’ with tropical fruits lushly layered on sandalwood and coconut.
And within the newest launch, Voyeur Verde, nature claims an deserted automobile, leaves and creepers entangling the leather-based seats, a splendidly verdant burst of rebirth and ‘balmy cypress timber shadowed by the Sierra Bernia mountains.’
Written by Suzy Nightingale