Аnna Zworykina, the «Nose» and the «Soul» of Anna Zworykina Perfumes, has been creating natural perfumes for over 15 years.
“I want for the people smelling the wonderful aroma to get back to this unique moment and feel life in all its glory. That’s my way of increasing the world harmony” – says Anna.
The work of a biochemist, the passion of an artist, a workshop and the aspiration for experiments – creating perfumes for Anna is akin to finding the Philosopher’s Stone, except for the fact the truth she strives for isn’t singular, it has thousands of varying images, each unique, just like life itself.
Anna Zworykina was attracted to natural perfumes because of her love for elegant aromas, her desire for an abundance of perfumes for every day and for every mood. Natural perfumery is both science and art, and like many others before her, Anna studied it on her own. She used her scientific knowledge, her biochemical education (Anna has Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry) and, most importantly, her artistic talent and her passion towards art.
Anna completed her first order in the year 2004 and since then she has created over 100 bright and memorable aromas for perfume admirers.
Anna’s blog «Natural Perfumery» is the most popular and respected Russian source on natural materials and aromas. Anna hosts natural perfume courses and all her students successfully use the knowledge they acquire at the course.
Anna continues to develop the natural perfume aesthetic in Russia by publishing a book “From Cloves to Sandal. Olfactory Alphabet and Guide across the World of Natural Fragrances“ – the first book in Russian about natural perfumery. Anna organized the 1st Festival of Indie Perfumery held in Moscow, and the second: Mad tea party.
Anna was the first and, so far, the only Russian natural perfumer to be featured in magazines such as Fragrantica, Vogue, Interview, Cosmopolitan etc.
And what an honor to be rewied by Luca Turin, one of the most respected fragrance critics!!! "I find Anna Zworykina‘ fragrances very impressive indeed, and largely immune from the mushiness of most natural perfumery. Wisely, she seems to stick to classical forms and puts her skill into making them work optimally. Verdigris, for example, is a resplendent, stonking chypre. You can clearly smell the superb bergamot, cistus and oakmoss singing in harmony. Young Cossack (in Russia Cossacks have a more positive reputation than abroad) is a lovely animalic hay-tonka accord that would make a wonderful masculine, with or without sabre and horse. Her Cuir de Russie is the most eccentric of that name I remember smelling, very floral and less smoky than the usual fare, with a strange and beautiful sweet-green drydown. In the end, empirical evidence prevails: these are perfumes that even a fan of synthetics like me would love to wear."