Maya Njie – placing the Artwork in to ‘Artisanal Perfumery’

Maya Njie (pronounced ‘Maia N-Jai’) has various familial and creative roots, having been born in Västerås Sweden, with a West African heritage, and transferring to London in her teenagers the place she went in to review on the College of the Arts. Weaving collectively these threads by way of the medium of the senses, Maya started experimenting with scent alongside the the visible mediums of color and pictures.

Certainly, so Maya instructed us once we first met her, the studio usually gained guests of passers-by who’d been attracted first by the fantastic scents wafting from the doorways.



‘Some would ask if they might purchase no matter perfume it was, and I needed to clarify they weren’t on the market. Nevertheless it obtained me pondering…’

Really, carrying her heritage and inspiration on her pores and skin, the aromatic way forward for Maya Njie was forming.

Maya had chosen the stimuli of an previous household photograph album for her inspiration – the pictures inside have been taken many years earlier than her beginning, however she discovered their pale colors and snapshots of familial life so fascinating to pair to fragrances.

Gaining notoriaty from glowing perfume evaluations everywhere in the world, now, we’re thrilled to be working with Maya Njie at The Fragrance Society, and to supply her fabulous Perfume Discovery Set now in our store!


Inside Nordic Cedar, for instance, we could by no means have visited the Swedish Forest it was impressed by, however we really feel a way of towering timber, the reassuring consolation of cedar and earthy patchouli enclosing us as cardamom items brightness, ambergris provides a contact of mist.

For Vanilj, the normal Swedish notice of cardamom is used once more, the consolation intensified by addictively darkish vanilla that swirls boozily amidst ambered musk.

In Tobak, dependancy is ramped up by way of the honeyed smokiness of the tobacco leaf, a path of animalic musks and leather-based resonating many hours later.

Incorporating music as one other inspirational medium, Les Fleures is called for Minnie Ripperton’s 1970 tune, a inexperienced floral scent that ripples with bergamot’s brightness, magnolia and candy fig, an ‘unbound celebration of life, love and creation.’

These longing to flee may yearn for Tropica – an invite to think about ‘buying and selling in a darkish, bleak and chilly setting for a hotter local weather far-off, with flourishing inexperienced vegetation and distant seashores’ with tropical fruits lushly layered on sandalwood and coconut.

And in Voyeur Verde, nature claims an deserted automobile, leaves and creepers entangling the leather-based seats, a splendidly verdant burst of rebirth and ‘balmy cypress timber shadowed by the Sierra Bernia mountains.’

Maya Njie Discovery Set £34