A French perfume house embodied by people who love gemstones and perfume
THE ORLOV STORY
In 2009, at a chic, trendy Parisian party, Thomas Méaulle met a young woman with an unusual name: Ruth Sery de Solokou. He went over to her. She was stylish and audacious, shaking up conventions, and he nicknamed this feline beauty “The Black Panther.” He was fascinated by gemstones and perfume, and worked in finance. She was a diamond expert, a recent graduate of HRD Antwerp, passionate about perfume and had just moved to Paris.
Thomas, attracted by her perfume, asked what she was wearing. Attracted in turn, Ruth returned the question, which led to a conversation about their shared passion for gemstones and perfume that lasted all night long. Next, she invited him to discover her world, the stones she works with and the jewellery she creates. And that was when Thomas found a lost diamond beneath a perfume box.
He inspired emotion in her and encouraged her! He was the one who supported her, and together they created the house of Orlov (literally “OUR LOVE”), a symbol of their love for perfumes and gemstones.
The moon shines because the sun glows !
In our factory near Paris, we are busy with a methodical ritual. The full moon brings plenitude and unity to everything touched by its soft light. That is why, at each full moon, we position our gemstones outside on an altar in the moonlight to recharge them. Then, we place each crystal charged with good vibrations in the perfume concentrate it inspired, and leave it to infuse. The communion between the pure essences of the perfume and the crystal energies goes to work. Maturation continues thus for several weeks before the concentrate is added to alcohol.
Reconnect with nature thanks to the regenerating power of gemstones.
Get the Emotion you deserve!
« Orlov literally symbolizes our love of perfumes and precious gemstones. The gems inspire our creations, facet our bottles, are reflected in our compositions and connect us to nature. Orlov celebrates gemstones, conveying their emotions in each and every fragrance.
Ruth & Thomas Méaulle