SINCE EVERY SCENT HAS A STORY
Our fragrances are works of art. Created by an artisan perfumer and inspired by personal memories, remarkable feelings and idealized visions, each fragrance is handcrafted to create a distinct and unforgettable experience.
OUR PERSONAL STORY
In the late 1800s the Philippines was considered Reina de las Perfumes en Asia- Queen of Perfumes in Asia. Locally-made perfumes were sold in Europe while European perfume houses created fine fragrances especially for the Philippine Market. In 1880, Philippine ylang-ylang oil created a sensation at the Paris Exposition earning a gold medal for its spellbinding scent. This resulted to the use of our ylang-ylang oil in famous perfumes including the early versions of Chanel No. 5.
Sadly, the two world wars resulted to the abrupt cessation and ultimate death of the perfume industry in the Philippines. With no keen interest in revival, we have forgotten that we were once at the helm of this multi billion-dollar industry.
Oscar Mejia III aims to put us back in to the global arena of fine fragrances. Producing artisan scents that makes use of essential oils endemic to the Philippines, each bottle captures and celebrates the richness of our heritage.
These endeavors are complimented by partnerships aimed at educating and inspiring Filipinos such as with the National Museum, NCCA, Ayala Museum and the Ateneo de Manila University.
To introduce our olfactory artistry to people of different cultures, Oscar Mejia Artisan Fragrances also creates customized scents for top hotels and leisure properties such as Amanpulo, Dusit Thani Davao, Radisson Blu and Bai Hotel in Cebu.
Oscar Mejia III is indeed at the forefront of enlivening this forgotten art where every whiff is a celebration of what is uniquely Filipino.