Olivia Larson aka Livvy is the founder and creative nose of La Fleur by Livvy, a small Artisan Perfume house based in the United States which was founded in 2013. La Fleur by Livvy offers 100% Natural Botanical Perfumes that are hand crafted in small batches and are animal and cruelty free.
This self-taught natural perfumer was born and raised in Calcutta dubbed the “City of Joy” in India. This is where she draws her inspiration from and magically weaves and crafts them into her perfumes each with a story. She is an IPF Certified Natural Perfumer, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts.
Art, History and Travel are some other passions that Livvy enjoys and is proud to have had the opportunity to see 15 countries with dreams to travel more in the near future, which will enable her to source rare and unique ingredients to use in her perfumes.
Fleur de l'Amour.
(2013) Part of The Fleur Collection* Fleur de l’Amour Perfume – Fruity Floral Fragrance for women
Notes: Champaka, Rose, strawberry, organic Cocoa Absolute & Sandalwood
Main accords: woody-yellow floral-sweet-balsamic-powdery
Inspiration: Love Potion. Rose the symbol of love mixes playfully with fresh strawberries which are blended together with Champaka and chocolate along with Sandalwood to create this love potion.
Organic Cocoa (or Cacoa) absolute which is an expensive and rare ingredient is used in this perfume.
A celebration of summer with a burst of fruit, chocolate and florals.
(2013) Part of the Fleur Collection* Fleur d’ Aspiration Perfume is an Oriental Floral Fragrance for women
Notes: Frangipani (Plumeria), Tangerine & Bergamot, Rose, Sandalwood
Main accords: white floral-woody-citrus-balsamic-powdery
Inspiration: A treasured childhood memory of being in my grandmother’s bedroom in India, outside of which grew a frangipani tree. When the window was open the blossoms would float into the room with a warm breeze and I remember that scent to this day.
It opens with a beautiful rush of flowers accented by a sparkling citrus, diffusive but light and uplifting. This bouquet wears sweetly for hours before revealing a precious and powdered sandalwood base hovering close to the skin for the rest of the day. Sandalwood mixed with notes of Bergamot and Frangipani flowers.
Fleur de Mystère
(2013) Part of the Fleur Collection* Fleur de Mystère Perfume is an Oriental Floral Fragrance for women
Notes: Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Rose, peach, Geranium, Patchouli, Vanilla & Sandalwood
Main accords: woody-powdery-balsamic-fresh spicy/warm spicy
Inspiration: Patchouli Power. A harmonious blend of Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla, Geranium, Rose and Bergamot infused with fresh peaches brings Patchouli to its best. To all who wear it may the mystery surround you!
Sporty yet sophisticated perfume that can ease seamlessly from day to evening.
THE ARTISAN FRAGRANCE AWARDS - TOP JUDGES SELECTIONS: BRONZE 2014.
Fleur de Séduire
(2013) Part of the Fleur Collection* Fleur de Seduire Perfume is an Oriental Fragrance for Women
Notes: Jasmine, Myrrh & Frankincense
Main accords: balsamic-smoky-white floral-sweet-animalic-woody
Inspiration: comes from India where women adorn themselves in fine silks, jewelry and wear fragrant jasmine garlands in their hair.
Seductive jasmine mixed with an irresistible blend of resins of frankincense and myrrh to make one alluring scent. P.s. ladies men love this one!
(2015) Part of the Travel Collection Puck’s Potion is a Chypre Floral Fragrance
Lily Absolute, Rose, Tonka Bean, Oakmoss
(with hints of Crème de cassis a sweet dark red liqueur made from blackcurrants)
Main accords: white floral-aromatic-soft spicy-balsamic-woody
Inspiration: My take on Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and what the mischievous Puck could conjure up in the woods, an artistic interpretation by the perfumer. Puck’s Potion is an enchanting enjoyable aroma like sweet summer hay. Tonka bean makes it cozy and cassis adds a touch of tangy fruit. It also has an unusual ingredient, lily absolute – in commercial perfumery, the use of natural lily essence is virtually nonexistent due to its cost and the difficulty of extracting it, and many people think that all lily notes in perfume are constructions or ginger lily.
THE ARTISAN FRAGRANCE AWARDS - TOP JUDGES SELECTIONS: SILVER 2015.
A Parisian Affair
(2013) Part of the Travel Collection, a Parisian Affair is an Oriental Unisex Fragrance including in its composition:
Champaka, Lilac absolute, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Balsam Fir Needle, Vanilla, Sandalwood and Hennessey Cognac.
Main accords: yellow floral-sweet-woody-vanilla-floral.
Inspiration: Paris the City of Lights, Passion and Love.
A Parisian Affair Perfume: 1 portion love, 2 portions desire combined with a few drops of vanilla, lilac, champaka, and a dash of pine blended together with a generous shot of cognac makes this “Parisian Affair” a night to remember.
Classic feminine floral perfume from the golden age of perfumery. This is a truly sensuous fragrance and lasts well on the skin.
Retro and vintage-inspired perfume lovers – highly recommended.
(2015) Part of the Travel Collection White Lotus Perfume is a Floral Fragrance
Notes: White Lotus Absolute, Tonka Bean, Vetiver and Hennessey Cognac
Main accords: floral-aromatic-aquatic-woody
Inspiration: The foothills of the Himalayan region surrounded in pure air and nature whilst on a quiet yoga retreat in India or perhaps a moment of solitude and bliss.
The White Lotus flower is a symbol of purity of the mind and spirit and here it is an expression of soft, clean and soothing mixed with refreshing and green notes of Vetiver. Tonka Bean and Cognac added to this unexpected base. So kick back your day and relax.
(2015) Part of the Travel Collection Forbidden Love is an Oriental Floral Fragrance
White Lotus, Orange and Lily, Tobacco leaf absolute, Cypress Leaf,
Rose, Vanilla, Agarwood (Oud), green tea, sake.
Main accords: white floral-vanilla-floral-tobacco-woody-green
Inspiration: Geisha Tradition in Japan.
[A young Japanese man from Kyoto is in love with a Geisha].
I see her silhouette as she gracefully floats in Zori. Her Obi tied in a simple knot. The nape of her neck is exposed as she turns the corner at the street lamp. She has no idea that I wait for her passing each night on her way back from the tea house. Her Kimono smells of a rich scent; a combination of orange blossoms, vanilla and lilies laced with tobacco. The Cypress trees and full moon heighten my senses. At that very moment a gentle waft of burning incense catches my breath from temples nearby. I am in love with her but she can never love me back for it is Forbidden to Love” as a Geisha.
(The use of a rate Lily Absolute is used here as well).
THE ARTISAN FRAGRANCE AWARDS - TOP JUDGES SELECTIONS: SILVER 2016.