In the heart of Grasse, France, the capital of perfumery, our perfumers Xavier Blaizot and Maud Chabanis are the alchemists behind Free Yourself's fragrances. Xavier, a scion of a seven-generation perfume legacy, and Maud, a native of Nîmes imbued with the scents of Provence, weave their experiences into each fragrance they create. Their mastery and intuition in perfumery are not just about crafting scents but about capturing emotions and memories, a perfect embodiment of FY’s philosophy of evoking transformative experiences through aroma.
Xavier and Maud, our perfumers, are more than creators; they are storytellers. Each scent in the 'Elements' collection – Terre, Air, Eau, and Feu – is a testament to their expertise and instincts. Xavier's worldly experiences and deep connection to Grasse's perfumery tradition blend with Maud's innate ability to draw inspiration from nature and her surroundings. Together, they ensure that every FY fragrance is not just a blend of ingredients but a narrative, inviting users to embark on a sensory journey of self-discovery and holistic growth.
Free Yourself’s commitment to eco-conscious practices is profoundly reflected in the work of our perfumers. Xavier’s focus on natural fragrances aligns with our dedication to green chemistry, while Maud’s creative process, deeply attuned to nature’s offerings, mirrors our commitment to using responsibly sourced materials. Their approach to perfumery is a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, ensuring that each fragrance not only tells a story but does so in a way that honors and protects our planet, resonating deeply with the values at the core of FY.
Free Yourself (FY) is honored to have Alain Garossi, a master perfumer with a legacy rooted in Grasse, as a mentor. His journey in perfumery began with boyhood visits to his grandfather and father at Roure Bertrand fils & Justin Dupont. It was perfected at Robertet & Co, Givaudan, and Quest International, bringing over four decades of experience to FY. Alain's deep understanding of scent, drawn from nature and diverse cultures, and his role in nurturing emerging talents in perfumery perfectly aligns with FY's blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern innovation, making every FY fragrance a testament to his rich olfactory heritage and expertise.