How could one be surprised that before all of these images where dreams come to meet faraway realities, he would feel inspired to create, following the terms of the “Eternal Gentleman”, a world filled with warm and various fragrances ?
Having gone to live in France at a very young age, Samuel Akata kept of his African childhood a mouthful of memories, some of which filled a world with heady and subtle odors. His career having begun in the shadow of designers like Kenzo, Issey Miyake and Agnès B quickly drove him to launch his own brand “Au Bonheur des Hommes” and quickly become known for his line of men’s cosmetics. Naturally, having always tended towards a life of spiritual and physical well-being, it is his desire to share the reminiscent love of his childhood’s scents that has lead him to create his first line of perfume.
Nothing makes him happier than to evoque, during a conversation of familiar nature, the smells that inhabit the memories of his childhood. The campher often used at home whose strong smell fills ones nostrils, the talcum powder dusted on his body, a more subtle yet omnipresent scent, the warm bread from the bakery next door, the orange trees in the courtyard of the small village isolated in the countryside, the coffee and cocoa that his father harvested on the plantation that little Samuel walked barefoot in, filled the hemp bags piled aton one another in the family’s warehouse. How could one be surprised that before all of these images where dreams come to meet faraway realities, he would feel inspired to create, following the terms of the “Eternal Gentleman”, a world filled with warm and various fragrances ?
Having left to experienced chemists the care of formulating the perfumes he dreams of and captures, as the good artisan of immaterial and magical substance that odors are and the characteristics that he wishes to share, he brings them to life by imagining all of the worlds, real or oneiric, in which he will invite you to enter.