About Rasa

 

Rasa Maria Gundersen is a nutritionist, entrepreneur and perfumer. She is a nose, natural perfumer, founder of NATURALES.

She has created custom scents for several art exhibitions including Norwegian Academy of Arts, Shakespearean play "Midsummer nights dream" at Røgaland Theatre, ballet perfomance at Norwegian Academy of Music.

Rasa has colaborated on scent concepts for brands as SPA THE WELL, CATHRINE HAMMEL, SALT and persnal customized perfume.

Being a fan of living gardens, Rasas last project was to create scent of Palais Royal garden in Paris in collaboration with Parisian Haute Couture design brand CHRSTNS. 

Rasa is very involved in naturalistic gardening, she also growrs rare scent plants in her gardens in Oslo and Ibiza.

In 2005 she created  the first perfume formula DUGG, as an androgynous idealistic natural perfume which represented current organic worldwide trends and as an olfactory symbolic meaning of purity and regeneration. DUGG is nothing but dew, natures condense liquid in a crystal drop of dew on a fresh morning. 

DUGG is a modern chypre, green, refreshing but also soft and gentle. Its style is greatly inspired by Eau de Cologne prototypes created in 70 - 80.

Its energy is entirely refreshing and revitalising scent formula contains original notes of Osmanthus flower, Artemisia absinthum, Oakmoss, Calabrian bergamot, Orange blossom, Oakmoss and mostly present Vetiver Vetiveria zizanoides.

FROM HEALTH STUDIES TO SCENT

After graduating BA in Health Education from Vilnius University, Rasa has been internationally involved into issues of natural health, immunity and beauty. In 2006 she created NATURALES. Here she developed the company’s first bee products (propolis), herbal compositions and signature perfume. Own research was supplied by specific courses in London and at the Perfumery Institute in the city of Grasse.

NATURALES creations are based on tradition to use natural remedies for personal health and beauty. To prove unique physical and therapeutic effects, NATURALES do not use synthetic ingredients. Challenging choice, but company focuses only on materials of natural origin. It applies fresh skincare, beeproducts and perfume lines. This is why NEROLI, ROSEBALM and LAVENDER balms are fresh as food, made of beeswax and pure, organic plant ingredients of highest quality. These elements are systematically composed into concepts created by Rasa.

“ I was always attracted to medicine and arts. My childhood was spend in unusual circumstances: surgery rooms and lots of gardening. At the age of 6 i was extracting, straining, and planting plants for perfume. I did want to study medicine and natural pharmacy. Later i have been seeking knowledge internationally, mainly from personal mentors. After Health education studies in Vilnius, London and Grasse, I founded NATURALES in Oslo in 2006."

"Hollistic health and natural remedies are essential, beautiful and very effective for us, and for ecosystem. I strongly believe that beeproducts, botanical extracts, natural perfume are the sources of real, not faked rejuvenation."

"When I create perfume I always ask myself: how will it make that person feel? Natural perfume is a highly therapeutical and emotional language. Via NATURALES I focus to bring something new and functional into peoples lives.”

Rasa Gundersen