A heritage of 8 generations
A generation of perfumers has kept a long legacy of craftmanship dating all the way back to 1785 in Grasse, France.
Jean-Denis Saisse grew up amidst these fields. He was taught by his father, who in turn owed his knowledge to all those who once breathed the air of Grasse, and captured its fragrance.
He created more than seventy perfumes for Otentic, all of which telling their own unique story. People are as unique as their dreams and aspirations, and Jean-Denis Saisse has provided the backdrop for each and every one of us.
From robust to flirtatious, wild, tender: the stages are set. All it takes is for you to step into the world that has been lovingly conceived for you. The magic will happen, much like the reality will unfold.
This is a tale that involves all the senses, and at the very heart of it pounds the spirit of Jean-Denis Saisse. Creator of authenticity, provider of delight.
Everyone should, at some point in their live, visit the beautiful region of Grasse in the French Côte d’Azur.
A generation of perfumers has kept a long legacy of craftsmanship, dating all the way back to 1785, safe from the perils of time. Jean Denis Saisse is such a curator, and the stories he tells awaken all senses. It is hard to put into words what defines this region. This is a tale that can only truly be understood if every single emotion is seduced into playing its part.
The area is beyond inspiring, it is an acclamation of beauty. There is something about the air that takes you back in time, and overwhelms you with its sincerity . You immediately sense that you are dealing with something that needs to be held on to, a precious flower that is so delicate it cannot flourish without the affectionate care of its custodians.
Building a heritage
From Egyptian Gods being immortalised by means of an exclusive fragrance, to Catherine De Medici wearing scented gloves, perfumes has always been a highly personal accessory.
It is an extension of one’s inner self. It tells people how you want to be perceived. It’s the unspoken message you want to convey to the world.
Perfume is identity in a capsule, and it takes more than a good nose to convey the essence of that uniqueness. Familiarising with all the different traits of rose, jasmin, mimosa and other flowers that grow wild in the fields of Cabris, takes time. Creating fragrance is an act of passion derived from knowledge and precision.
The work of a perfumer consists in understanding resources, fusing them and then harmonising their different layers to create a new reality, one that blends in perfectly with the nature of its bearer
The work of a perfumer consists in understanding resources, fusing them and then harmonising their different layers to create a new reality, one that blends in perfectly with the nature of its bearer. It takes generations to fine-tune this aptitude, as well as an open-mindedness towards its good-natured wealth. It’s the ultimate form of luxury, as time is as scarce as the lavender that once thrived on the high grounds of the â ‘Plateau de Caussols’.