A MOMENT WITH @martinemicallef

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“I always have faith in everything I do. I never think “what if it wont be good”… I do what I love and that is the secret of  my success”

 

so said the ho so chic –  @Martine Micallef
born and raised in the south of France, she absorbed all the amazing colors and artistic vibes of the French Riviera including the sun kissed skin tone. along with her husband Geoffrey she created a little empire of her own for arts & perfumes  @parfumsmicallef
 A niche fragrance brand selling world wide for 22 years now.

I spent the last week with Martin in Tel-Aviv presenting her new artistic collaboration with the Russian artist Alex Doll and had the chance to reveal some of her secrets for happy and passionate life, her exquisite taste in fashion and her beauty rituals

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photo credit @marianastebaneva

Martine about her fashion choices:

I love mixing colors and materials, different styles and different fabrics, that is my way to create my own style. I can wear simple denim with an expensive top or even a short dress

I mix items from east and west, we travel a lot, promoting our brand and every way I go I like buying the traditional garment that represents the area I am in at the moment, and I wear the items I find in the “French way”, sometimes I even redesign it and add my own touch to it.

I don’t like wearing black. It makes me feel old and too serious, my fashion choices are just like me – creative, happy and colorful. the outfit can be very simple or very detailed but it must reflect happiness

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I love waking up in the mornings and get dressed. I don’t think about it to much, I never plan what to wear, this morning I received this beautiful and colorful dress from the Tel Avivian boutique pioo-pioo, and immediately I found something to wear it with. (we love your shiny shoes:))

I have an eclectic collection of clothes I have selected over the years, Luckily I’m at the same size for many years, so I don’t have to get reed of anything.

Did you changed your style with time?
oh yes, when I was young I was very extravagant with my outfits, now I’m more moderated, but still having a lot of fun with my wardrobe. fashion is fun for me.

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Martine’s tips for well being

Cleansing
inside and outside. I never went to bad with my makeup on, even not after a long night. I started to look after my skin when I was young, I make sure to apply moisturizer every morning and night and  I can’t live without my eye cream. it is a must

Fresh food
I like my food fresh and simple, I love eating  and try new things but my favorite food is fresh fruits, vegetables and fishes. when I was a child, my mother use to come home from the market with fresh tomatoes and crispy brad from the boulangerie and it was delicacy, tomatoes with salt, olive oil and bread. even today I love it. I avoid sugar and sweets, I just don’t like it and my body does not need it.

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Authenticity
I’m a simple person who appreciates a personal and direct approach. I get to meet a lot of different people, my attitude is the same with everyone.
Hypocrisy and arrogance because of success or money is something I dislike.

Nature
I love hiking in the open nature, I travel a lot and like to see new places, but even when I’m back home, a nice walk in the open fields of Grasse is a must for me. fresh air, sun and all the beauty around me. it’s so inspiring.

Family
I love my family, and spent as much time as I can with them when we are back home. my family is my joy.

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Martine’s advise for all the women out there
if you want success make sure to do what you love and what you want. when you’re doing what you want and love, success is guarantied.
make sure to do it with passion. Its better to get lost in your passion then lose your passion.
love and passion are my greatest motivation.

Geoffrey is my balance. I’m an artist and I do what I love, but we are doing it together, he takes care on the finance and I’m the creative and artistic soul.

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photo credit @marianastebeneva

 Martine’s dreams for the upcoming years

when it comes to life I want to do as much as I can.
my biggest dream is to be an artist at 100 percent of the time, but I know it’s hard because than I won’t be abele to spend so much time with my family and friends.
I just want everyone around me to be as happy as I am.
for the upcoming year my goals are to have more artistic collaborations such as the one I did with Alex Doll, and I really want to visit Japan, I’m fascinated by the culture and beauty of this country

Martine’s make up & beauty musts

I never live home without my lip-gloss and mascara, I like the natural look and don’t wear a lot of make up.
my favorite fragrance now is the new launch Mon Parfume Pearl, but i also like to mix fragrances nd scented oils.
my first perfume was Guerlain habit rouge.

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photo credit @marianastebeneva

you can find M.Micallef parfume at INDIVIDUAL cabinet de parfume – 40 Shabazi st. Tel Aviv.

@meravush_

 

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PERFUMES MIXOLOGY

I work at the perfume and beauty industry for almost 15 years now
I love discovering new fragrances, there story and ingredients especially niche one’s .

one day I will definitely launch my own fragrance, but until that day will come I’m creating my own signature scents by mixing 2, 3 sometimes even 4 different perfumes!!!

I’m going to share with you now my best tips for perfume mixology and my best perfumed cocktails

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Mix fragrances from close or similar olfactory families,
for example mixing a very oriental fragrance with a very citrusy fragrance will usually be a disaster, but mixing an oriental one with woody or gourmand can be nice.

#2
Starting with a scented oil as a base on your pulse points will  assure you a great silage, I love using the white oud oil as my winter base, and musk or almond oil as summer base. make sure you are using a high quality oils only.

#3
Mixing natural perfumes will give you better results than synthetic or aldehydes

#4
Spray the dominant fragrance as a first step and then the rest of them.
just spray each and every one of them as if you are using it alone.

#5
Do not exaggerate! Try any combination on your skin before you go out and spread your personal scent to the world

Some of my famous cocktails :

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My current addiction black pepper with Jasmin   une nuit magnetique BY The Different Company +BOIS D’IRIS BY Van Cleef & Arpels

 

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My special White OUD + OUD ABRAMAD by BDK + Black Orchid by TOM FORD
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pure eve by The Different Company + PAS CE SOIR by BDK+NU-BE He2
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1969by HISTOIRES de PARFUMS + Poirier d’un soir by Miller Harris

now its time for you to be the mixologists and let us know if you found a really good cocktail!

good luck!