Hello, my name is Raffaella Marzola, I am 47 years old and I am the owner of the company L'alchimia delle fragranze SAS.
I have always been attracted to the world of cosmetics and aesthetics. So when I was 20 years old I decided to enroll in a two-year course that allowed me to become a beautician. Later, I worked in several beauty centers, but over time I realized that the pay was not enough to support me. Therefore, although reluctantly, I had to abandon the work I loved, falling back on activities that did not give me any professional satisfaction, but that were well paid.
This allowed me to reach some goals that were important to me: to be economically independent and to be able to buy a house of my own.
The days went by and so did the years. Everything flowed by, but I wasn't satisfied, I wasn't happy. I always felt like I was in the wrong place and even though I swore I wouldn't go back, what I wanted with all my heart was to be involved in cosmetics again.
In 2017, I fell in love with the smell of a plant and began searching for its scent, but no one had made it yet.
In the meantime, my father falls seriously ill. I thus see myself forced to take time off from work to assist him and to take over the reins of a troubled family. And it is in this context that, working in my spare time with my trusted chemist, I produced my first perfume which I called "Mimosa".
Sales were flattering, but not extraordinary. However, this first experience gave me the strength and courage to produce the whole chain of face and body products.