Vero Kern Fragrance and scent have shaped Vero Kern's memories since early childhood. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1940, she remembers exactly how her primary school classroom smelled: a particular, dry, rather dusty odour of wooden pencils and wet slates, against a background of polish on the wooden floors. Originally trained as a pharmaceutical assistant, Vero Kern came into contact with aromas and fragrance ingredients early on, sharpening those skills in her ten years in pharmacy. At the age of 54, and after a long period working for Swissair, she began working independently as a massage therapist and aromatherapist in 1994. A two-year training course as an aromatherapist at the same time gave her a firm foundation for professional involvement with essential oils and absolutes. Soon Vero Kern was creating personal blends for her own clientele. From 1998, she attended a range of training courses and seminars at Cinquième Sens, a perfumery college in Paris. The principal and founder of the college was Monique Schlienger who, in the sixties, was a pupil of Jean Carl, one of the greatest perfumers of the 20th century.

Vero Kern's olfactory preferences lie with the classical perfumes: Guerlain, Chanel or Caron are, for her, the highlights of classical perfumery, an art which is slowly disappearing. Many of the perfumes from these great houses were designed as all-encompassing concepts. With their sumptuous flacons and packaging, and exquisite fragrance compounds, each expressed the spirit of its age with exquisite beauty.

.vero.profumo. is a chance for Vero Kern to translate this original idea of perfume as an all-embracing concept into the present. Out of this, she has created perfumes that awaken the emotions. You might call it having 'happiness to hand' – in your handbag.

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