Very few of today’s perfume houses have been created by women; ELLA K is an exception. Perfumer and creator for the big brands at Givaudan, Sonia Constant pays tribute to assertive women with ELLA K.
« ELLA K is a state of mind. It is a way of looking at the world differently, it is the search for beauty through poetry. It is to dare, to explore, to push back the boundaries and discover who you are. »
ELLA K, AN IMAGINARY HEROINE
Ella Maillart, Karen Blixen and Alexandra DavidNeel, three female explorers from another time, have inspired generations of women since their exploits nearly a century ago. ELLA K, our fantasy heroine, is to be counted among such women. Without ever being the incarnation of her creator, she is nonetheless born of her imagination. Freed from the constraints of time and space, she recognises no limits or boundaries to her explorations. She is in ceaseless search of the ultimate interior journey, to meet with strangers and attempt to discover that distant state that exists elsewhere. She is one of those precious souls who love the unknown, without fear or reticence, with no preconceived ideas, and with an unshakeable faith in their instinct. Comforted by the example of her distant precursors, she chooses to write her own history, leaving in her wake the constraints and conventions of others.
Adventure is her religion, Liberty is her extravagance.