Born and raised in Tehran, Majid worked as an accountant before mounting fundamentalism made his job increasingly difficult, leading to him being fired. A family friend who owned a couple of flower shops asked Majid to help out. “It’s hard to explain, but it’s like it was waiting for me: unconsciously this had always been my true profession,” he says. In the early 2000s, at 30 years old, Majid immigrated
to France with his family where he had to learn not just a
new language and culture, but also a rich new floral vocabulary.