"For me the New Luxury Code is a reminder of the real meaning of luxury that should lead to well being while providing products of quality, expertise and trust.
Life is full of wonderfully mysterious and inexplicable things. My fascination and passion for plants that began in my childhood is one of them. What explanation for the hours spent contemplating flowers, kissing their beauty, observing the shape of a leaf in admiration, caressing their stalks to try and capture their vitality? I have no idea. Why did their scents, their fragrances already send me into raptures? I don’t know.
My family has always lived in Paris but I can nevertheless remember my mother planting anything and everything she could find in any available place on balconies she took for terraces. Both indoors and out, she covered the flat with honeysuckle, tomato plants and extravagant philodendrons. Everything grew, bloomed and scented the air right in the middle of Paris.
Not a single year has gone by without my devoting time to studying plants; their healing properties, their symbolism, their characterology and their place in history. Over several years I experimented with the Bach Flower remedies. I studied aromatherapy, the science of beauty and well-being, and beauty care with essential oils. I studied botany at the school run by the barefoot Doctors.
I visited countries that are references in the art of perfumery and the secrets of beauty with plants such as Egypt, Ethiopia, the Maghreb, and I studied medicinal plants in India and Nepal.
I spent several months in Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama’s refuge village where a Tibetan Doctor taught me the relationship between a medicinal plant and a specific vital organ, between a plant and an organism’s energetic recharge. Over several years, I was thus immersed in the complex study of the molecular components of essentially aromatic plants.
And then, a little over twenty trhee years ago, I decided to live this passion fully and created my brand: Senteurs de Fées. "
Katia Belli, botanical expert, cosmetologist, founder "Senteurs de Fée"