Marjorie Olibere has never shied away from undertaking artistic pursuits. Earlier in her life, she became fascinated with the camera and its potential to capture real life. However, after years of traveling, she decided to come back to her roots and try something new. When she decided that she was going to venture into the world of perfumery, she was reminded that it was a hard and competitive industry. However, Marjorie had faith in herself, so she moved back to France to establish her very own artistic fragrance brand, Olibere. She spent about two years figuring out the DNA of the brand and its themes. She also worked on the design and packaging, trying to incorporate elements of cinema wherever she could.
Olibere’s most popular fragrances include Balinesque, Savannah’s Heart, and Chemical Love.
This French perfume brand derives inspiration from the aesthetics of filmography. Marjorie Olibere wanted to incorporate her love for cinema in her olfactive creations, so each perfume tells its own story, just like a short film. She captures moments that she has experienced or observed in her olfactory stories, trying to evoke a universal sentiment. Love, travel, and chance are recurrent themes in her creations, and she constantly uses her own life as a source of inspiration.
Marjorie describes her creativity process as follows:
"First, I write a synopsis around the themes of the brand love, travel and sheer chance, and then I develop a fragrance and its short movie."
All Olibere fragrances are made in France, adhering to the rules of French Haute-Parfumerie.
Marjorie's love for fragrance can be traced back to her childhood when she was fascinated with the natural beauty of Spain and the Atlantic coast. In an interview, Marjorie revealed:
"My journey into perfumery began when I was a child. I used to live in a small village in the South West countryside and I spent a lot of time with my grandparents as they had a very big garden full of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. I learned a lot with them, that experience would lead me later very naturally towards fragrance."
Upon growing older, she embarked on an adventure to travel around the world and make video documentaries, which further opened her eyes to the possibilities in perfumery. After settling down in Toulouse, she decided to create Olibere by bringing together her love and passion for cinema and fragrance.
Olibere Parfums has made fragrances in collaboration with popular perfumers like Bertrand Duchaufour, Amelie Bourgeois, and Luca Maffei.