Fascinated by the place, we have decided to ask to Madame Adja Sokona, its Owner and Manager, some information.
TDP: Congratulations for this amazing shop! How did your passion for perfumes started, leading you to open Les Nouveaux Comptoirs Olfactifs?
AS: For me… every story, every sharing begins with a perfume. My mother introduced me to the art of seduction, strongly linked to the use of a substance from West Africa, with renowned aphrodisiac powers, and which gives off a fragrance charged with eroticism, a mixture whose well-kept manufacturing secret is only transmitted from mother to daughter: the woussoulan. She also took me to the House of Guerlain, at 68 rue des Champs Elysées (Paris) in order to collect her tailor-made perfume.
After a career in journalism, I decided to turn my passion for essences into a profession. Eleven years working within major companies and a training in natural parfumery enabled me to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the industry… and made me desire to have a place that would reflect my personality.
In December 2017, Les Nouveaux Comptoirs Olfactifs was born!
TDP: How would you define your personality?
AS: I would define myself as a spontaneous, enthusiastic, generous and intuitive. All these traits can be felt at Les Nouveaux Comptoris Olfactifs: come and see!
TDP: Why did you choose Perfect Match?
AS: The product is a… “perfect match” between a natural masterpiece, such as a diamond is, and a very precious fragrance. I felt in love with this concept and I am pretty sure that the same will happen to my clients!