As a designer influenced by nature it was quite logical that James Heeley should be fascinated by the world of scent. It was in france, throught his design work that the young Englishman discovered how scents are "designed" and made.
One of his first scents, "menthe Fraîche" (2006) is remarkable as a contemporary, elegant and highly wearable scent created from such a simple yet difficult ingredient: mint. With time this beautifully constructed, natural, light scents evolved into more complex creations such as "cardinal", "esprit du tigre" "cuir pleine fleur" and his recent collection of Extrait de Parfum.
As an autodidact, his continually evolving work now contains a varied collection of unique scents, each made according to the art of traditional French perfumery. Every detail, from the creation of the scent to the recyclable packaging is designed "in house". Today, Heely is one of the few owner-founder, and independient luxury perfume houses in Europe. It is this independence that allows the creative freedom to create individual scents that are simply unique.
Born in Yorkshire, England, James Heeley studied Philosophy and Aesthetics at King´s College, London University. He lives and works in Paris.
Extrait de Parfum (woody, incense ). Purity Source. Since ancient times, incense is considered to have sacred properties. The Egyptians, Hebrews, Christians, like Muslims and Buddhists ... all used incense for his evocative, helping the mind to free itself from the material world and elevate to a state higher consciousness.Heeley
Eau de Parfum (woody , incense). A timeless scent built around the traditional incense notes of labdanum, ciste, franckincense and myhr. A notion of lightness and purity is portrayed by the underlying note of fresh, clean linen. The association of grey amber, patchouli and vetiver imparts this perfume with mysticism and a rare, contemporary elegance.Heeley
Eau de Parfum (floral, woody). ris absolute is one of the most noble ingredients in perfumery. Here, Iris is layered with notes of fresh violet, angelica, cedar and grey amber. Rare, refined, sensual and discreet, Iris de Nuit is a perfectly balanced composition of this elegant and exquisite floral theme.Heeley
Eau de Parfum (woody). Travels to the Far East and beyond. Inspired by an ancient Chinese remedy of camphor, mint and spices, this scent contains a soothing energy. The clean, top notes of winter green, camphor and peppermint evaporate to reveal the underlying spice and woody notes of clove, cardamon, cinnamon, pepper and vetiver.Heeley
Eau de Parfum (woody , leathery). The first scent of a new collection of 100% Natural Eau de Parfum, Vetiver Veritas is an exercise in style. In the manner of a great perfume, Vetiver Veritas delivers its promise of an intense and prolonged ‘sillage’ but with a natural air of grace and independence.Heeley
Eau de Parfum. Originally inspired by French porcelain, this scent creates the feel and sensation of pure, white powder. A light floral and luminescent breeze passes over a cloud of fine, powdery whiteness. It’s apparent air of naked innocence, nuanced by an underlying warm, sensuality.Heeley