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The rocky soil of Haute Provence in a perfume 

For the young perfume house Nissaba, Sébastien Cresp has created a fragrance with a rich, aromatic bouquet from the rocky soil of Haute Provence. With "Provence", Sébastien Cresp, son of a perfumer and a native of the region, wanted to illustrate the scents of his native land. 

To compose the Provence fragrance, five plants were selected in the form of extracts: Diva lavender, followed by Lavandin absolute and Hyssop from Haute Provence, mint oil for freshness, coriander seeds from Provence and pepper extracts, and finally clary sage, a crop that has become very important in the region today.

"I built this fragrance around this Provençal accord. Then I married it with a green tea accord, then sophisticated it with spicy, vegetal and green facets. Finally, I worked on a woody, sandalwood base. When I smell it, I'm transported to Provence.explains Sébastien Cresp.

"We set the balance point at at least 90% of natural origin, in order to maximize naturalness while leaving access to the molecules to remain in high perfumery. Our alcohol is certified organic and of French origin. But the most important thing is to formulate with the best natural extracts from the best origins, to create the right conditions for perfumers, and to pay tribute to the growers of perfume plants and their know-how".says the perfumer.

Founded by Sébastien Tissot, Nissaba's creative approach is based on having top perfumers assemble the best of a country's local ingredients. The starting point is the identification of a region's raw materials, and the rigorous inventory of the best natural extracts from these terroirs, from which the formula for each perfume is composed.

The Nissaba fragrance collection comprises six scents, created with the contribution of seven perfumers from dsm-Firmenich: Nicolas Bonneville, Sébastien Cresp, Ilias Ermenidis, Alexandra Monet, Fabrice Pellegrin, Coralie Spicher and Frank Voelkl.

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