You could call Marija Aslimoska nostalgic. A classically trained perfumer and graduate of the Grasse Institute of Perfumery in the south east of France, she is fascinated by the way certain scents trigger our memories. She also considers herself a bit of a storyteller, sharing the anecdotes and histories behind the scents distilled and bottled for her boutique, Parfumarija, an independent purveyor of rare and exclusive fragrances in Dublin’s Westbury Mall, where she serves as founder and creative director.
She loves the way the hint of a perfume can transport us to different times and places. A note of honeysuckle for example, takes Aslimoska back to her childhood in Macedonia; Emporio Armani ‘White,’ reminds her of her first love as a teenager.