My inspiration for crafting new home fragrances comes from a wide variety of sources. Some products resulted from a desire to recreate experiences and feelings from past travels or old memories. Others were pulled from the textures and colors of a subject to activate a new sense. But the creation of a fragrance doesn't stop at the idea. The process consists of finding a new way to fabricate a concept while using a limited scope of ingredients. The product must strike a balance between being sustainable in nature, safe to burn, and made up of eco-friendly ingredients - all while resulting in a product that is both captivating and economical.
The process requires me to dabble in a wide range of practices, design, marketing, psychology, and hard science. It sounds like a lot, but seriously - it is fun! From time to time, I have to pinch myself to remember that Chez Lapin is real. To remember that this business is only a concept that I took from paper to reality - just like each individual fragrance!
With that said, I wanted to share some of my design concepts for Chez Lapin's candle fragrances. It's one thing to read fragrance's short description online; it is another thing entirely to feel and understand the visuals along with the description.