Aeir fragrances are made completely in a lab “with out the necessity of extraction.”
Luxury perfume model Aeir has adopted a novel methodology for creating its merchandise, one based mostly on bioengineering fairly than botanicals. “For a whole bunch of years the perfume trade has relied on nature to supply constructing blocks for creating scent via extraction,” says co-founder Rodrigo Caula, 33. “We needed to indicate that issues may very well be finished in another way with bioengineering.”
Aeir fragrances are made completely in a lab “with out the necessity of extraction,” says Caula, subsequently serving to to guard the earth from intensive agriculture. “It’s doable to create stunning fragrances while not having to take from nature.” Caula, a Canadian-born, Los-Angeles based mostly designer, has spent over 10 years working with Fortune 500 manufacturers, together with overseeing Tesla’s sustainability and biomaterials technique and Yeezy’s innovation and sustainability path. He met his co-founder, Italian-born Enrico Pietra, after each attended the distinguished design masters program at L’école Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. “We discovered the frequent curiosity of luxurious design, craftsmanship, and sustainability,” Caula says. “Our strategy stems from deep historic and cultural analysis— the place we deconstruct numerous ideas from previous occasions, and produce them to the longer term with a up to date and futuristic strategy.” The pair, based mostly in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, had already labored collectively at their luxurious design observe NUOVA, collaborating with Cartier, Seed, and Adidas. In 2020, they have been impressed to create Aeir as “a brand new imaginative and prescient for common luxurious,” says Pietra, additionally 33. “We started transport mid-October  and have acquired unbelievable suggestions,” Pietra says. “We have a number of luxurious retail manufacturers lining as much as carry Aeir, with our first European retail debut slated for June 2023.”
The Aeir Mini Discovery Set prices US$69.
THE ITEMS The gender-neutral fragrances are available in 4 scents: Wet Stone, a mineral scent impressed by the quarries of Carrara in Tuscany; Grand Rose, an interpretation of rose made up of bioengineered rhubarb and cedarwood; Suede, which incorporates notes of leather-based, saffron, and iris; and Virgin Olive, impressed by a Mediterranean backyard, with bergamot, vetiver, and, “cannabis-like accords.” The 4 scents are at present obtainable within the Aeir Mini Discovery Set, that includes 2ml bottles contained inside a PVD silver aluminum fragrance holder. THE PRICE The Aeir Mini Discovery Set prices US$69. Shipping from the Aeir web site inside the U.S. is free. A subscription platform “permits customers to expertise new fragrances bi-monthly,” explains Pietra. In mid-2023, Aeir will introduce its membership program, Aeir ID, which is able to present a variety of latest merchandise and experiences by means of their app.
WHAT’S THE GOOD? “Our manifesto at NUOVA has at all times been to create carbon-negative luxurious merchandise—Aeir being the primary case research,” Pietra says.“Our absolutely round design strategy has led us to create methods for a few of the most profitable manufacturers on the earth and we needed to show this by means of perfume.” “Each a part of the packaging and product expertise was engineered from the bottom up,” Caula provides. “From absolutely recycled paper and ink-less packaging to the 100% recycled aluminum fragrance system, all the pieces was designed to be disassembled, recycled, and composted. Even the bioengineered fragrances themselves have been created from scratch with the ethos to be absolutely round.” The aluminum perfume holders—into which new bottles may be dropped, when the outdated ones run out—use “PVD coatings (Photo Vapor Deposition) coatings as an alternative of poisonous chromes, and different dangerous metallic processes,” Caula says. “The implication for mining and disposing of chrome has extreme penalties to our surroundings. We additionally needed to show it’s doable to create a end ‘extra silver than silver’ with out the devastating environmental penalties.” Each Aeir Mini, in the meantime, is shipped inside a 100% recycled paper FSC licensed Aeir Bag, which Pietra is “significantly pleased with… It’s a fantastic consumer expertise that opens like a retail bag.” The all-white bag is embossed, avoiding ink-use. WHAT’S NEXT Aeir’s focus for 2023 is to introduce the full-sized aluminum Aeir Frame perfume system, in addition to a variety of latest fragrances. “In 2023 we are going to introduce our first carbon-negative perfume system—utilizing carbon-captured ethanol and absolutely biosynthetic scent molecules manufactured in a laboratory surroundings, which minimizes botanical use and extraction,” Caula says.