As a designer influenced by nature, it was natural that James Heeley should be fascinated by the world of scent. It was through his design work that he discovered how scents are 'designed'.
His first scent, 'Figuier', is remarkable for it's precision in evoking with apparent simplicity the natural scent of a Mediterranean fig tree. With time and experience, his beautifully constructed, simple, light scents evolved into more complex creations such as 'Cardinal', 'Esprit du Tigre' and 'Cuir Pleine Fleur'.
His continually evolving work now contains a varied collection of unique scents, each made according to the art of traditional French perfumery. Every detail, from the creation of the scent to the recyclable packaging is designed 'in house'. Today, Heeley is one of the few living, owner-founder, independent luxury perfume houses in Europe. It is this independence that allows the creative freedom to create individual scents that are simply unique.
Born in Yorkshire, England, James Heeley studied Philosophy and Aesthetics at King's College, London University. He lives and works in Paris.