I would like to introduce myself with scents that inspire me, those uncovered me every day a lot of ways to follow , because nothing can better explain the meaning of sensations , than a smell.
Fragrances, odors and perfums, maintain a private communication with each of us, using a language without words, that doesn't need any translation.
Nothing can speak more about ourselves, that in what we spend, stubbornly, our energy. In my case , first perfume perfume in general (mar, cafè matinee, wood) and then subjects natural materials has marked my life like breadcrumbs , on the road that led me to create El Jardí Secret®.
My way of working is anchored in the past : drop by drop , long macerations that facilitate synergies and short productions . Working tailored , restoring former uses perfume and promoting their perception outside of the bottles.
I understand that the perfume is a tool too rich in sensations, not directly be involved in areas where emotions come to the surface . That's why in 2009 I started this journey , the perfume linked to various artistic and cultural events, using its unique language. Of all I would like to emphasize the following:
Lola Anglada Library th - (In 24 th April 2010) performance , dance , music and props perfume coming in and out of the stage to expand the perception of what is represented.
Fifteenth Early Music Festival th - (24-25 th May 2014) Atmosphere concert in a chapel of s. XVI.
The first of the Middle Ages , recreating the scents of the natural environment and the second the Renaissance , reproducing the fragrances of the time within a sacred space and how they spread.
Live the smell of Black Death th - (11 th 2015) at the Textile Museum and Documentation Centre of Terrassa. A unique opportunity to be part , for a few hours of the museum team , in front of extraordinaries pieces , in this case about monastic embroidery and show the protagonists smells that Europeans used as shields to the great plague.
The Yellow rose lips th - (24 March, 4 November 2018) - A proposal VilaDelLlibre.CAT, Live music and aromas that invites the viewer to enjoy the romantic aspect of the relationship between St. George and the Princess. Date and innovative interpretation of the legend of St. George, inspired poems by Joan Salvat-Pappasseit, where the dragon, instead of fire, threatens repression
fertile Catalunya th - (2019) Smelling traditions, mythology, the history, poetry, geography ... that draws our country and always experimenting with natural elements.
2020 in visual smells th - (2020) 53 weeks – 53 images – 53 perfumes that were exhibited weekly and in January of the 2021 in its entirety (confinement included) To the workshop – school.
The soul of a perfume th - (2022) And Experimental Perfumery Days
MediterràniaSens th - (del 2 nd to 12 th August 2012) Exhibition sensory joining painting , music, poetry and perfume with a single theme: the Mediterranean.
18 paintings by Jose Delgado , were accompanied by 18 amphorae of the ceramist Mila Cristobal containing 18 perfumes created a specific environment of each image.
Art Perfum, the perfum as a tool of art th - (del 3 rd April 10 th May 2015) - Exposure : The fragrant notes to artistic expressions such as music , theater or fancy leave the bottles to guide us through our imagination or fantasy, leave the bottles to guide us from our imagination or fantasy.
a village, a passion, a bottle th - (2 th May 2017) - Exhibition Ephemeral Gardens Lola Anglada (Tiana), discovering hidden perfumes, created in the perfume organ of El Jardí Secret®, mostly inspired by Tiana’s reflection.
Crafts and Sustainability th - (27 July to 11 August 2017) - Exposition collective·undertakings in the center of Catalonia Crafts (Barcelona) Participation in the exhibition of innovations and best practices in the sector Catalan craftsman around the environmental and social sustainability, giving voice to the craftsmen who are clearly committed to a production model more respectful.
Drops of history th - (del 30 September to 1st October 2017) - Exposure : Synergy of glass and perfume based on images that reflect the rust of Barcelona,
Dream between two worlds th - (2018) – Col·collaboration of El Jardí Secret® with invisible but perceptible perfumes to reinforce the idea of the hidden·Installation “Somni entre dos mons ” by the ceramist Esther Ramos i Costa.
The refusal of the fortress th - (2019) - Show Col·The bargaining strength of disobedience, as a tribute to International Women's Day, with the intervention of : Women of Circus – Macu Jordà - Painting ; Femininity of Nature - Ruth Nadal - Jewelry; Hand of Hands - Andrea Rigalós - Photography; Goddesses - Mila Cristóbal - Sculpture; Impossible Perfume - The Secret Garden - Perfumery
in Restoration th - (2019) – Col·collaboration of El Jardí Secret® with the perfumes that make the CHROMA exhibition a restoration of the architectural heritage. From the interiors of baroque references to those of the time of modernism in RESTORATION makes an itinerary between 250 years of history in Catalan key.
Speaking of flowers – (2022) – Traveling exhibition that starting from the “Real flowers” of Mercè Rodoreda, a multidisciplinary project is set up with the master potter and watercolor teacher·Camila Perez Salva list; the writer Nati Soler Alcaide; the composer Carlota Baldrís; theater director Pep Vinyes and teacher perfumer Esperança Cases shaping, words, tone and music in each of the 38 singular flowers.
Tiana, essentially – (2022) – – Literature, art and the dragon, collects the works inspired by the charismatic village of Tiana, cradle of The Secret Garden®. Unique pieces that perpetuate the streets, customs and the natural environment, but also works made with other artists and cultural entities in the village. The coincidence with St. George's Day, has motivated the inclusion of perfumes that started from literature and legends.
Made’in europe (2015 ’16 ’17 ’18 ’19 ’20 `21) The Secret Garden® selected by this European community focused on the exclusive craftsmanship of art.
AIX Scent Fair (del 6 th - 8 th May 2016) - The Secret Garden® has had the privilege of being chosen by the Institute for Art and Olfaction and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, as an exhibitor occupying one of the 42 booth in the fair of artisan , independent and experimental perfume that represent the current perfume in the world , la primera que es presenta en el context d’un museu d’art contemporani. The only perfumer on the peninsula and one of the seven Europeans.
Who’s Who in Visual Art – 60 Artisans, Craftspeople & Designers - Selected for Flight. 2018-2019 thanks to the work done on conceptual creative perfume.
Academicien Specialist in Perfume as an Art Form(2018) Certified as an academic in natural perfume and a specialist in perfume in the form of art by the IPF Foundation (Paris -Belgium)
craftsmen (December 2019) – I had the honor to receive the MH President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Sr. Quim Torra, diploma craftsmen, in recognition of my job.
Special noses and classics (2020) – Included in the 33 best nose creators of national and international fragrances operating in Spain according to VPC Global Media Magazine, oldest and benchmark in the perfumery consumption sector, being the first time an artisan artistic perfumer is recognized (exclusive natural) as a creative nose.
Nominations and Awards
Top Artisan Fragrances of the Year 2016 (aug 2016) - NOT, Urban Nature of El Jardí Secret® has been selected in the silver category in the American awards with a score of 19 on 21, the first time that a foreigner gets award.
Arts & Crafts Design Award (2016) (2017) The Secret Garden® nominated for the Arts Award, Crafts and Design International.
Top Artisan Fragrances of the Year 2017 (aug 2017) – SARI, of El Jardí Secret® has been selected by the jury for the American awards.
Top Artisan Fragrances of the Year 2018 (setembre 2018) - Women of Spirit, of El Jardí Secret has been selected by the jury in the prehttps://www.eljardisecret.cat/premis-perfum-artesa-2016/mis nordamericanos with a score of 18 on 21.
The five best artisan perfumes of USA ( setembre 2019) – The Secret Garden® Petals Book, has been included within the 5 best artisan perfumes of the year in the USA
Top Artisan Fragrances of the Year 2022 (aug 2022)
– Without the name of El Jardí Secret®, perfume created with the sense of smell altered by the Covid in Tiana, win the silver, scoring in the Odor categories, Ingredients combination, Artistry of perfume and in the most exciting Discovery.
– Oil on canvas by El Jardí Secret®, nominated with three stars out of four.
Study – School
Bcn Art Lab® (fall 2019) – Start Bcn Art Lab®, as an experimental and creative perfume school study, exclusively for occasional training, professional i artistic, on natural basis. Selected in the Mad’in europe training program (June 2020)
So,, the aim, remains unchanged after all these years: share a passion for natural perfume in all areas where the sensations are in communication with us, creating scented worlds where close the eyes and listen to what we want to intuit; elements and fragrant scenes to narrate and customizing everything that leaves from the heart and intensifies the senses. .
It is in this space where you can find me to welcome you.
Craft Master Perfumer