About the Author

A perfumer and pilot, Marie began to explore her family’s exciting past in 2010. She continues to delve into history, particularly how it relates to peace and freedom in the world today.

In 2014 Marie moved with her husband, Sascha, and their son, Carl, from Paris to Berlin, where they fulfilled their dream of opening a perfume laboratory and launching their own “Urban Scents” brand of fragrances (www.UrbanScents.de). Her journey into her family’s past influences her work as she sources ingredients that help provide income for people impacted by economic and political unrest. She’s currently developing “UTOPIA,” a scent that blends materials from around the world, including elements from countries at odds with one another. This fragrance is her personal expression of peace.

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