It is early in life that Isabelle Michaud began her love affair with perfumes and all things scented. As strong as this liking for perfumes was, living in Canada, far away from the epicenter of perfumery, made it almost impossible for her to imagine that a career could result from it. The thought actually never crossed her mind. Well unaware at the time, Isabelle then began a journey that would be at the heart of her project: the accumulation of an amazing wealth of experiences, through travels, crazy adventures, wonderful distractions, and lots of soul searching, from which she would later gather the inspiration for her perfumes and from which would emerge the Monsillage brand.
Many years later, unsatisfied professionally and feeling the weight of a grounded existence, Isabelle decided to do a bit of soul searching to recapture the essence of who she was. She naturally turned to her youth and to her love of perfume and re-embarked on her perfumed journey. This road led her to Versailles in France where she attended the renowned ISIPCA perfume institute, a necessary stop for acquiring the perfume ‘savoir-faire’ that would allow her to bring to life the project that was slowly taking shape in her head.
Monsillage was born two years later; the result of a somewhat disorienting life path that has achieved, much like a spinning top, surprising balance. Perfumed memories gathered left and right along a winding road… the proof that not all who wander are lost.