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James Heeley

Heeley

The Paris based perfumeur is an autodidact who came to perfume via a meandering route that took him from the rugged landscape of the Lake District in England to studies in Philosophy and Aesthetics at King’s College, London, to furniture and vase design in Paris. Today, Heeley is one of the few owner-founder, and independent luxury perfume houses in Europe, and it is this independence that fosters the creative freedom to create such unique scents.