Building foundations with Jean Nouvel and Frank Gehry
In a world of ready packaged perfume, we're especially partial to perfumers like Brussels-based L'Antichambre who are dedicated to creating bespoke scents. But what first captures the attention of curious passers-by is the atelier's central floating cloud of shimmering, woven raw artisan copper, lit up by Belgian designer Nathalie Dewez's bespoke mobile lights. The vaporous analogy was the idea of interior designer Michel Penneman, who worked with architect Olivier Hannaert to create the warm and intimate interior. L'Antichambre owner Anne Pascale Mathy-Devalck guides her sleek clientele through the delicate process of combining base notes that include neroli, sandalwood and vetiver to create a one-of-a-kind fragrance. White shelves -- highlighting the widely differing colours of the base notes, the prêt-à-porter perfumes for men and women and soya candles -- create striking slashes within the sensual dark blue interiors.
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