Naomi Goodsir Australian visit exclusive interview
Elusive and highly talented Naomi Goodsir visited Australia this February and I was fortunate to spend time with her in Sydney, which was not only fascinating and inspiring but a lot of fun.
We spent the better part of the day at the Pallisade Hotel, The Rocks. Naomi generously shared with me an insight into her world, which is now largely based in the outskirts of Grasse.
Originally from Australia, Naomi trained in fashion design in Sydney before moving to France. She has worked tirelessly creating her brand, an original collection of handmade couture and prestige millinery, handbags, body accutrements and of course fragrances, all made from the best sourced luxury materials. Her work takes her around the world creating ecclectic retail window displays, collaborations for catwalks and international Opera House performances.
The Naomi Goodsir fragrance collection launched at Pitti Fragranze, Florence in 2012 with two fragrances, Cuir Velours and Bois d’Ascèse. The fragrance world took immediate notice of the standout, original display consisting of a gold embossed taxidermed deer, which drew them into the exhibit to then discover Naomi Goodsir’s head turning scents. Peony Haute Perfumerie, Melbourne’s owner and buyer, Jill was the first in the world to order the fragrances recognising them as something truly niche and a good fit for her finely curated boutique.
Later in 2014 Or du Sérail by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour was released and in late 2015, Iris Cendré – by perfumer Julien Rasquinet. In April 2016 we will hear if Iris Cendré will take the crown at the FIFI Awards in France, where it is currently one of 12 finalists out of 350 entrants.
Below is Naomi’s very first tongue-in-cheek “selfie” she shared with me, with just a little encouragement!!