As a painter, architect and designer, Dannielle Sergent is an artistic creator by trade. Her passion for fragrance, and the desire to blend old-world craftsmanship with a modern day sensibility, provided the inspiration for her creative foray into the world of scent.
Unlike some who set out to capture the essence of a particular memory or place, Sergent lets intuition guide her creative process. Much like her approach to a blank canvas, she paints intuitively...with scent, following the colors of each element along multiple paths. She stops just at the “moment of completion.” Otherwise, she claims “the scent artist, like any artist, risks over-working the final blend”.
Sergent’s decision to create a unisex fragrance line stems from the historical origins of perfume, as well as the fact that she herself has always worn both men’s and women’s fragrances. Avoiding sweet and overly floral blends, the result is collection of fragrances that are woody, herbal, aromatic and elegant.
"What we're talking about is the art of abstraction in perfumery: the creation of a new smell
for its own qualities, and not for any fidelity to things already known".
~Tania Sanchez, with Luca Turin Pefumes A-Z Guide
(not in reference to COGNOSCENTI...but it fits!)
2020 Finalist: Art and Olfaction Awards - Artisan Category; Wild Child; 2019 Finalist: Perfumed Plume Awards for Scent Journalism; 2018 and 2016 Biennial Scent Fair Curated global exhibit w/Institute of Art and Olfaction and Darin Klein; 2016-Luca Turin’s Perfumes I Love; 2012-2018 Artisan Fragrance Salons Awards: 60 Medals, over 35 GOLD - for Uniqueness, Aroma, Seduction, Artistry, Ingredient Combinations, Packaging, Top Judges Selection and more; TASTETV 2012- 2018 Top Artisan Perfumer and Official Fragrance Partner; Cafleurebon Best of Scent, 2012, 2015, 2016, Rising Star and Best Discovery 2012