Belgian perfumes…open to the world
Born of the passion for perfumes of Olga and Hubert Alexandre, who work and live in Brussels and have founded the store « Parfum d’Ambre », « Indices parfums » is one of the very few belgian perfume brands. Proud of this belonging, they still insist on the openness and cosmopolitanism of the brand. Indices is the result of a collaboration between perfumers of different origins and, even though there will be perfumes rooted in belgian landscapes, the sources of inspiration can be as diverse as Eastern Europe, the Comoros islands or imaginary locations. Each collection will have its own, coherent direction.
An ethical and ecological luxury
Precious natural materials are used in the making of our perfumes. Our first collection, « Terres d’Ylang », is an hommage to the « flower of flowers » : Ylang-ylang. We are particularly attentive to the origin of the raw materials we use, and give priority to sustainable methods of production. « Terre d’Ylang » is a serie of three perfumes made in collaboration with the NGO « Initiative développement » and fosters sustainable production of ylang-ylang essential oils in the Comoros. This is of gret importance as old production methods would lead to complete deforstation of the archipelago, endangering nature and local economy alike, as well as depriving perfumery of one of the finest materials in the world.
Olfactory landscapes…inviations to travel
The « Terres d’Ylang » collection consists of three fragrances, each inspired by a specific island of the Comoros, and wearing its name.
The first perfume, Mohéli, was composed by Laurène Lafitte, a young talent of the « ESP » perfumery school, in Paris. She used iodic notes to embellish the Ylang-ylang heart and refer the sea turtles who lay their eggs on the beach of the island. Oceanic and floral notes intermingle in an astonishing – and seducing – fragrance.
Moroni, the second perfume, was composed with the rich and colourful traditional wedding ceremony in mind. Deep, warm and intoxicating, it has a creamy, fruity floral heart, enlightened by spicy notes of Cayenne pepper and cardamom.
The third perfume, Anjouan, recalls the impression one has when approachig the island in an airplane : first, light green notes render the canopy, then war, earthy notes such as tonka bean or vanilla from Anjouan.
The perfumes of the future collections will, among others, be based on childhood memories from Belgium and Belarus. To be continued…