A shadow is a trail when you move toward light.
Shadows reveal. That secret and mysterious part we all carry within ourselves, that discreet side of our most intimate or most visible gestures is a concealed truth. Shadows are elusive yet completely familiar. They precede us, follow us, surround us and protect us by allowing us to be free to be. Shadows know all about our feelings and extend them. Without shadows, there cannot be light movements. Olfactory shadow is a shining enigma. Its darkness is radiant and lively. It develops in contrasts. Its notes reinforce their cheerful and bold outlines and unite their strengths.
Mylène Alran is a young perfumer from Albi, a town in southwest France. Mylène has always had a passion for nature and the scents surrounding her. Very early on, she pursued chemistry studies with a view to devoting herself entirely to perfume creation.
In 2010, she joined Robertet as a student perfumer under Jacques Flori. There, she quickly mastered all the formulation techniques. Thanks to her hard work and creativity, she quickly became a junior perfumer working under Michel Almairac. Together, they created Les Roses de Chloé, then, on her own, she created Azalée and Hommage à l’Homme Voyageur for Lalique.
Brazilian photographer Gustavo Pellizzon was born in São Paulo in 1981. After completing studies in communication and photography, he joined the regional newspaper “O Diário do Nordeste” then “O Globo”, a national newspaper. He participated in photographic series for the UN, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Magazine, among others.
Gustavo currently lives in Rio de Janeiro and devotes his time to personal photography and video projects (documentary or conceptual) while continuing to contribute to Brazilian and international magazines. The picture chosen for Ombre Indigo is part of the “Encanto” (Enchantment) series of pictures exhibited in Brazil and Europe.