Ocaso by Comporta is the perfume that personifies the afternoon sun in Praia da Comporta. It’s a bright, golden sensory sunset. The Sun could only be the inspiration for the first perfume in the Millésime line, a line of perfumes composed of extremely rare absolute oils with very limited production, a reference in world raw materials.
From the sunset sun in Comporta, golden, sensual and carnal, Pedro and Stephanie created Ocaso from jasmine, tuberose, but also ylang-ylang and tiare flower. Why?.
Because jasmine and tuberose are those powerful white flowers that begin to release their scent in the late afternoon and last into the night. These flowers begin to live in the twilight of the day. From the long palette of olfactory notes, these white flowers completely represent that moment. They are the most carnal floral notes of all perfumery.
To these carnal flowers, they added the exotic side with ylang-ylang and tiare flower, some spices and a little sweetness with a touch of honey.
The Ocaso perfume uses unique essential oils, the raw material being one of the most exclusive in the world of perfumery. Both the harvest and the origin of the flowers, fruits and basic spices for the production of these oils are essential and worldwide references.
It is impossible to know exactly why, but at the age of five Stephanie Bakouche proclaimed: “When I grow up, I want to make perfumes.
That inexplicable moment of childlike clarity, that moment of enlightenment, would be her purpose in life. Even before beginning her studies in 2000, Stephanie began her career at the age of eighteen at LT Piver, a historic perfume house. During her studies at ISIPCA, she worked with renowned companies such as Takasago and Givaudan evaluating fragrances.
As a young graduate, she worked in all fields related to her passion: starting in the area of sales, quality control, regulation and legislation, creation (Invasion Barbare for MDCI in 2005; Bataille de Fleurs for Cloon Keen Atelier in 2010; Rose Privée for L’Artisan Parfumeur in 2015), development (Noir Exquispara L’Artisan Parfumeur, fragrance nominated for the Fifi Awards 2016), and research in public perfumery.
Spreading and sharing knowledge is part of Stéphanie‘s vocation, and since 2013 she has been an active and conservative member of Osmotheque – the fragrance depot in Versailles.
Her love of essences, fierce strength and passion give her a unique and eclectic approach to her work, enabling her to make the most of all the rewarding and enriching encounters throughout her career. She honed her skills by studying with the brilliant and uncompromising Bertrand Duchaufour for seven years.
Now based in Grasse, this young perfumer creates Sensaba, the home of her future creations.