At The Perfume Stylist, we are dedicated to showcasing the finest independent fragrance brands from across the UK. In this series, we delve into the unique stories and exceptional craftsmanship behind each brand. Today, we are thrilled to feature Maya Njie Perfumes, a brand that beautifully blends heritage, memory, and olfactory artistry.

✨The Genesis of Maya Njie Perfumes

Maya Njie founded her eponymous perfume line in 2016, inspired by her dual Swedish and Gambian heritage. As a self-taught perfumer, Maya’s journey into the world of fragrances began with a deep fascination for scent and its ability to evoke memories and emotions. Her perfumes are a tribute to her multicultural upbringing, blending Scandinavian simplicity with the vibrant influences of West Africa.

Courtesy of Maya Njie – Photography by Sherion Mullings

🌸Crafting Memories Through Scent

Maya Njie’s perfumes are more than just fragrances; they are bottled memories. Each scent is carefully crafted to capture the essence of intimate moments and personal experiences. Maya draws inspiration from her family’s old photographs and the sensory impressions of her childhood, resulting in fragrances that are both nostalgic and contemporary.

For instance, “Vanilj” is our best-seller that combines warm vanilla with hints of cardamom and patchouli. This fragrance evokes the comforting and enveloping scents that Maya remembers from her childhood, capturing the essence of cosy family gatherings and the warm, inviting atmosphere of her heritage. Meanwhile, “Tropica” is a fragrant homage to the beaches of Gambia, featuring notes of sea salt and sunscreen​.(Maya Njie)​.

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🌱A Commitment to Quality and Sustainability

Maya Njie Perfumes are crafted with the highest standards of quality and sustainability. All of her fragrances are vegan and cruelty-free, ensuring that they are as kind to the planet as they are to your senses. Each perfume is produced in small batches, using a blend of essential oils, aroma compounds, and resins, which guarantees a unique and high-quality product. (Maya Njie)​.

🌟Exploring the Collection

Maya Njie’s collection features a range of unisex perfumes that cater to various tastes and preferences. Here are a few highlights:

  • Vanilj: Our best-seller, this fragrance combines warm vanilla with hints of cardamom and cedarwood, creating a comforting and enveloping scent. Explore it here
  • Tropica: A vibrant, summery fragrance with hints of sea salt, coconut and pineapple, evoking the warm beaches of West Africa. Find out more here
  • Les Fleurs: A delicate floral scent that captures the essence of blooming gardens, perfect for a fresh and uplifting experience. Try it today here
  • Voyeur Verde: An intriguing blend of leathery, green notes and citrus, providing a fresh and invigorating scent that stands out. A big favourite among our male customers. Discover it here

Each perfume tells a story, allowing you to carry a piece of Maya’s heritage and creativity with you.

Join Us on an Olfactory Journey

We invite you to explore the exquisite fragrances of Maya Njie at The Perfume Stylist. Whether you are drawn to the nostalgic charm of “Vanilj” or the refreshing allure of “Tropica,” Maya Njie’s perfumes offer a sensory experience like no other. Discover the artistry and passion behind this incredible indie British brand and find a scent that resonates with your personal story. Try some samples, opt for a smart 8ml travel-size, or spoil yourself with a luxurious 50ml bottle. Shop here

Stay tuned for more highlights from our “British Perfumery Spotlight” series as we continue to bring you the best of niche perfumery.

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