Thomas Kosmala’s professional journey began in his native Poland, where he discovered his passion for and fascination with different scents. His skill and talent led him to study perfumery in Paris, during which time he realised how significant a fragrance can be when used to express oneself.
His exclusive collections are delicately refined in southern France and are among the most expensive aromas in the world. Kosmala’s laboratory’s location was carefully chosen because of its close proximity to the most desirable and sought-after raw materials for perfumers, each of which he believes carries an energy that can be utilised when layered upon other scents.
In an exclusive interview with MOJEH, the enigmatic connoisseur reveals his coveted insider’s tips to wearing perfume.
Apply unscented body lotion before using perfume. Dry skin does not absorb scents as well as moisturised skin. Be sure to always use scentless body lotion to enhance the fragrance of the perfume and avoid combining different aromas.
Apply your fragrance on pulse points and warm areas on the body. Heat activates perfume. Spraying perfume on warm areas such as the neck, behind the ears, inside the elbows and even the back of the knees will help diffuse aroma across the entire body.
Create signature scents by layering perfumes. Don’t be afraid to play around with perfumes. Fragrance is a form of self-expression and individual preference. Feel free to layer different scents to achieve the scent you’re looking for.
Apply perfume immediately after a bath or shower. After taking a shower, pores open right up and easily absorb lotions and fragrances. This allows the skin to lock in the scent much faster and the perfume will last longer than usual.
Keep your fragrances away from the sun. Direct sunlight can quickly lessen the quality and potency of the perfume. Generally, the darker and cooler the storage location, the better a perfume will preserve.
Spray perfume on your hair. Spray the fragrance onto a hairbrush before running it through your hair. This makes the scent last much longer.
Fragrance is an accessory, so why not fragrance your accessory. Apply one perfume on the skin and another on an accessory such as a scarf or a leather wristband. Scarfs can be worn round the neck, or over the hair, and leather easily absorbs heavy, musky fragrances. This will create a layer of scents and will also give the option to remove an accessory to switch the aroma.