Interview with Juliette Espinasse Dubois: Award-Winning Designer and the Visionary Behind Luxury Fashion and Fragrance

Interviewer: Today, we have the immense pleasure of speaking with Juliette Espinasse Dubois, a name that resonates with luxury, creativity, and innovation in both the fashion and fragrance industries. Juliette, congratulations on your recent accolade as the Best Designer of the World! How does it feel to receive such a prestigious award?

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: Thank you so much! It’s truly an honour and a humbling experience. This award is a testament to the hard work and passion that my team and I pour into everything we do. It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognised on such a global stage.

Interviewer: Your journey in the perfume industry is deeply rooted in your family’s history with lavender production. Can you tell us more about how this heritage has influenced your career?

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: Absolutely. Growing up surrounded by the fields of lavender that my family has cultivated since 1863, I developed a profound appreciation for the art of scent. The intoxicating aroma of lavender is a part of my earliest memories, and it sparked a lifelong passion for perfumes. This heritage instilled in me a deep respect for natural ingredients and the intricate process of creating fragrances, which has been a guiding principle in all my ventures.

Interviewer: In 2014, you launched your eponymous perfume brand. What was the inspiration behind creating your own line of fragrances?

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: The inspiration came from a desire to share my personal journey and emotions through the medium of scent. Each fragrance I create is a narrative, a blend of memories, places, and feelings. I wanted to offer something unique and luxurious that would resonate with people on a personal level, and I’m grateful that my creations have been so well received.

Interviewer: Your brand, July of St Barth, epitomises the fusion of fashion and fragrance. How did this concept come to life?

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: The idea stemmed from my belief that fashion and fragrance are intrinsically linked—they both express identity and evoke emotion. With July of St. Barth, I wanted to create a brand that celebrates this synergy. The products are designed to appeal to both fashion-conscious and fragrance aficionados, offering a holistic luxury experience.

Interviewer: In 2017, you expanded your portfolio with the ‘July St Barthelemy’ collection. Can you tell us more about this collection?

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: The ‘July St. Barthelemy‘ collection is very close to my heart. It’s a personal narrative told through a range of exquisite perfumes. Each scent in this collection represents a different chapter of my life, capturing specific emotions and experiences. It’s a way for me to share my story and connect with others through the evocative power of fragrance.

Interviewer: Couture is another one of your remarkable ventures, known for bespoke wedding dresses. What drives your passion for creating these masterpieces?

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: Creating wedding dresses is incredibly special because it’s about making dreams come true. Each gown is a labour of love, crafted with meticulous attention to detail. I take great joy in working closely with brides to design a dress that reflects their vision and makes their special day even more magical.

Interviewer: Your entrepreneurial spirit extends beyond perfumes and wedding dresses. Can you share more about your ventures in July in Grasse and July in Cannes?

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: July in Grasse focuses on eco-conscious and biologically sourced creams. It’s an extension of my commitment to natural ingredients and sustainable practices. I’m proud that we’ve distributed over 100,000 units worldwide, promoting beauty that’s both luxurious and environmentally friendly. July in Cannes caters to men, offering high-end dresses and costumes. It’s about bringing the same level of sophistication and elegance to menswear, ensuring that every client feels their best.

Interviewer: With 20 distribution shops around the world, your brands have a significant global presence. What’s next for Juliette Espinasse Dubois?

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: The journey is ongoing, and there’s always more to explore and achieve. I’m constantly seeking new ways to innovate and expand. We have exciting projects in the pipeline, including new fragrance lines and expanding our fashion collections. My goal is to continue to inspire and captivate through my work, leaving a lasting impact on both the fashion and fragrance industries.

Interviewer: Juliette, your story is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing your journey with us today.

Juliette Espinasse Dubois: Thank you for having me. It’s been a pleasure sharing my story, and I hope it inspires others to pursue their passions with the same fervour and dedication.

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