Form and fragrance: Ann Gerard’s passion
Since she was a little girl, Ann Gerard has been in love with the precious and intimate power of fragrance. Her mother's perfumes introduced Ann to the very finest of niche fragrances – revealing how to detect the notes of a truly exquisite perfume. Her passion for perfume grew alongside her fascination with jewellery; at the age of 18 she began learning the art of jewellery-making in Belgium. Her latent passion for fragrances found expression when perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour visited Ann's shop to buy some jewellery. Their shared love of perfume sparked a friendship that has blossomed for 15 years – and led to boutique fragrance collaborations that have explored the exciting relationship between fragrance and precious stones.