Since I was a child I was always fascinated by perfumes. My first memory comes from the clair matin roses from my family garden: when the roses where blooming, I used to collect the petals and created my own rose water which I then bottled and offered. When I became a mother it became very clear that creating fragrances was the passion of my life, so I decided to learn the mastery of fragrance crafting in Grasse, very well known for having trained the best "noses" in the world. I was very lucky to be coached by Carol André who taught me the little secrets that only the "maitres parfumeurs" pass on to the others. These are small details that make the difference and make the fragrances magic: for me, a good fragrance is a fragrance that does good to the one that wears it. The only way to make it happen is to use natural essences, the ones that our body and soul understand and love instinctively, and to make it with our heart. Only what comes from the heart can touch the heart.
tailor made
Maria Candida Gentile is certainly the most appreciated Italian Nose for the creation of tailored-made personal and home fragrances, thanks to her extraordinary skill, that enable her to closely interpret and translate into fragrances characteristics and peculiarities of people and ambiences. Maria Candida Gentile’s clients - that have in the past few years commissioned from her their tailor-made perfumes, in Italy and around the world - are the proof of Maria Candida’s skill. Maria Candida will develop a tailored made perfume following a structured working process, also together with her Client, in order to precisely create the desired fragrance for each Client.
Yacht Club de Monaco
Maria Candida Gentile is the creator of the fragrance named "Pinede des Princes" for the daughter of Grace Kelly, Princess Caroline of Monaco.
La Posta Vecchia - Rome
Danilo Guerrini, General Manager: "The signature fragrance of La Posta Vecchia, one of the most acclaimed luxury hotel in Italy is designed by Maria Candida who was chosen for an incredible faculty to find the right scents for the place. Our guests are so enthusiastic that some of them have asked her to design their own private homes scents of personal fragrances."
Eco del Mare - Lerici
Maria Candida create a custom fragrance for the Eco del Mare resort, a little creek of the most enchanted Italian coast. This private place has always been a natural heaven for artists such as D.H Lawrence, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron... the Eco del Mare is protected by Francesca Mozer, the life partner of Zucchero, the world famous Italian bluesman.
Tarak Ben Ammar
Satine is a private fragrance designed by Maria Candida Gentile for il yacht and the private house of Tarak Ben Ammar, the grand son of the first President of the free Tunisia, acclaimed film producer, manager of international artists such as Michael Jackson, and advisor of Prince Al Waleed and Vincent Bolloré.