The Journey into the world of olfactory compositions began with Feel-Oud, a company founded in partnership with my friend.
We performed many unique experiments with rare species of agarwood collected in remote provinces of south-east Asia and became one of the world’s top three leaders in the art of distilling agarwood.
But we were not only limited to agarwood, but we also distilled the roots of 100-year-old sandalwood, making several infusions based on our oils, spicing our creation with varieties like wild Thai white lotus, pink lotus, Thai water lily, jasmine and other tropical flowers and fruits.
And the relentless hunt for more interesting and unique fragrances led to the creation of the Bortnikoff brand where I dabbled in flavors and combinations outside of agarwood and sandalwood.
When creating the Brand, great attention was paid to the components. The task was finding the rarest and most unusual materials to work with. Materials like Beaver castoreum from Russia, oil of the wild Vietnamese agarwood, real white ambergris of the Atlantic sperm whale, white Indonesian Rosa hybrid and other multiple recipes that families have kept a secret for generations.
Additionally, all Bortnikoff perfumes are released in a limited series, not as a tribute to fashion, but as an association with 85% to 100% natural ingredients in our natural perfumes. A composition that cannot be repeated, a scent that cannot be recreated.
It is impossible to find trees with the same smell and equally to distil them. Each piece will have its own unique aroma and will differ in smell depending on the season, the amount of precipitation and the air temperature during flowering.
In our perfumes, the number of components reaches 50, and this makes it impossible to recreate meaning all our collections are unique. And with the complexity and high cost that comes with the craft, we still guarantee the best quality for connoisseurs of high-class perfumes.
Making Bortnikoff the ultimate brand.