Oscar Mejia III a Filipino perfumer.
His passion for perfumes started as a child in their orchid and cut-flower farm in Davao City. This interest was then strengthened at the Philippine Science High School and later at the Ateneo de Manila University having graduated with degrees in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering.
Oscar’s first venture into designing fragrances was a result of self-education. Later on, he received formal training in perfume making in Paris and in Grasse, France- the perfume capital of the world. To continue sharpening his craft, he is also under the mentorship of internationally recognized French Perfumer, Nicolas de Barry.
This childhood passion found its purpose through his personal mission to put us back in to the global arena of fine fragrances. Producing artisan scents that make use of essential oils endemic to the Philippines, each bottle captures and celebrates the richness of our heritage.
These endeavors are complimented by partnerships aimed at educating and inspiring Filipinos such as with the National Museum, NCCA, Ayala Museum and the Ateneo de Manila University.
To introduce our olfactory artistry to people of different cultures, Oscar Mejia Artisan Fragrances also creates customized scents for top hotels and leisure properties such as Amanpulo, Dusit Thani Davao, Radisson Blu and Bai Hotel in Cebu.
Oscar Mejia III is indeed at the forefront of enlivening this forgotten art where every whiff is a celebration of what is uniquely Filipino.
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