MAYA NJIE

MAYA NJIE Perfumes was founded in 2016 after Maya began experimenting with the sense of smell, inspired by an old family photo album from the decades before her birth. Delving further into the olfactory world and experimenting with different raw materials, Maya began teaching herself the art of perfumery.

Her androgynous notes left addictive trails behind to be coveted, and a band of devotees grew organically over time.

This niche perfume brand has a clear focus on high-quality artisanal blends, and the scents are deeply rooted in Maya’s Swedish and West African culture. All formulas are developed in-house, using a variety of essential oils, aroma compounds and resins. All products are mixed and bottled by hand in small batches from Maya's London studio.

The bespoke packaging incorporates the dreamy colour ways extracted from her family’s photographs. Maya has managed to reconstruct through her perfumes, those elusive moments which otherwise may have slipped quietly away. The tones are of a time, and the accords nostalgic, yet the end products are notably contemporary.