Featured Today in The Province. Read below for the article.
“For Jessica Buchanan, the tender smell of childhood is wrapped up in a package of Liquorice Allsorts.
But unlike most people, she’s found an altogether sophisticated way of bringing that evocative scent into her adult years: Through her company’s signature fragrance, Réglisse Noire.
The B.C. perfumer is one of a small number of Canadians who’ve succeeded in entering the exclusive world of artisan perfumery, a niche industry distinguished for its independence from large corporations, giving perfumers greater creative freedom and an avant garde perspective in the art form.
Buchanan’s France-based company, 1000 Flowers, launched Réglisse Noire last fall, which is now available in Vancouver for the first time at Lark, a clothing boutique on Main Street.
Trained as an aromatherapist, Buchanan found herself yearning for more knowledge about the mysterious world of fragrance several years ago.
But formal perfume schools don’t exist in Canada. In fact, they don’t in most parts of the world…”
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