The per­fu­mer

Stéphanie Bakouche is an independent perfumer, founder of Sensaba and an active member of the Osmothèque, the International Perfume Conservatory.


At the age of five, Stéphanie Bakouche already proclaimed “when I grow up, I want to create perfumes”, a wish she has never stopped pursuing, shaping her life to the point of making her childhood dream a reality.

This intention is at the heart of her creative ethos: to give shape to your olfactory dreams.

Trained at ISIPCA and mentored by Bertrand Duchaufour, Stéphanie Bakouche honed her skills working for prestigious houses such as Givaudan, Takasago and Hermès Parfum.

In 2017, she founded Sensaba, a perfumery laboratory reflecting her independent spirit, and has signed creations for some of the most desirable niche houses in perfumery: Parfums MDCI, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Maison Crivelli, Chabaud, Jul & Mad…

Her cross-disciplinary expertise spans all areas of the industry, from creation to product development and training.

Her taste for passing on knowledge is expressed through her involvement in the Osmothèque, of which she has been an active member since 2013, as well as her role as professor of olfaction and creation at the École Supérieure du Parfum.

Since 2023, Stéphanie Bakouche has also been offering olfactory journeys, a unique, made-to-measure experience offering perfume lovers the chance to encounter raw materials in their natural context of origin.

Stéphanie Bakouche’s style is defined by her love of the artistic gesture, the strength of her proposals and the pugnacity of her approach.

et parfums

Situated on the heights of Grasse, the Domaine Sainte Blanche is a legendary site, synonymous with exceptional perfumery ever since Edmond Roudnitska, the world’s first independent perfumer, founded Art & Parfum to freely design and produce his greatest masterpieces for Rochas, Dior, Hermès…

Following on from his initial project, Accords & Parfums was founded in 2004 to offer independent perfumers an innovative and unique production tool, guaranteeing excellence in the selection of raw materials and the attention to detail so dear to Edmond Roudnitska.

These shared values explain why Sensaba has chosen to work exclusively with Accords & Parfums to produce your concentrates.

By entrusting the production of your perfumes to Sensaba you are choosing :


  • Each perfume we produce is a tailor-made creation from scratch.
  • It is the unique fruit of our artistic dialogue.
  • We pride ourselves on creating fragrances like no other.

Quality and traceability

  • The raw materials we use are rigorously controlled by Accords & Parfums and evaluated by Sensaba to ensure that your fragrance is perfectly traceable and reproducible from batch to batch.
  • Accords & Parfums’ expertise covers the production stages of your perfume as well as changes in French and international legislation. 
  • All regulatory documents will be provided to you so that you can draw up your labelling, tests and product information files.


  • Accords & Parfums, in collaboration with its independent perfumers, is constantly on the lookout for ingredients derived from more eco-responsible techniques, and regularly references new raw materials of the highest and most innovative quality.
  • In addition, the pioneering acquisition of the famous “Colibri”, for mixing ingredients with breathtaking speed and precision, makes Accords & Parfums a centre for the production of perfume concentrates at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.

i will turn stones into flowers and make the birds sing.

E. Roudnitska, Au service du parfum


New logo, new labels, new creations 🙌 #sensaba
Mes coups de 💙 du #simppar2024 :) Un Schinus molle Velouté de @ernesto_ventos, coextraction de cette baie avec un mimosa Coeur DM qui se révèle alors moderne, pétillant, lumineux…
@mane_1871_ toujours présent avec ses merveilles de Jungle essences tel le Timur pepper du Nepal, sa réinvention de l’enfleurage dans de l’huile végétale ensuite extraite au CO2, et autres molécules naturelles biosynthétisées et éco responsables.
Merci @floralconceptnaturals pour des naturels toujours plus exquis et révélés à leur plus haute valeur; merci pour cette baie de genièvre rectifiée qui rend cette rebelle plus soluble dans l’alcool! :-)
Et @payanbertrand_grasse avec le grand Fred Badie aux commandes des trouvailles les plus extraordinaires, des cœurs de vetyver les plus exquis à des fractions animales d’osmanthus à la se(x)nsualité renversante..!
Merci @villegrasse et à la @societefrancaisedesparfumeurs d’avoir si bien accueilli et géré cette première édition du @simp.par sous votre soleil, et merci à vous tous producteurs de pousser toujours plus loin les limites de la créativité, pour mieux stimuler la nôtre! #grasse #stephaniebakouche #sensaba #simppar2024 #producteurs #artisan #passion
It is with immense pride and joy that our very unique creation 50 with @comporta_perfumes has been awarded an honorable mention at the 10th @artandolfaction awards.
Thank you @pedrocsdias for keeping triggering from me the most vibrating emotions, original contrasts, unique concepts to interpret, to challenge my creativity and give birth to truly artistic fragrances.
Thank you The Institute for @artandolfaction for rewarding true artistic independent perfumery. Huge congrats to the 10 finalists and the 4 other honorable mentions! 🙌 #sensaba #stephaniebakouche
« So if you’re feeling sick and tired of the games you play
Have a look at where you are, it’s another day
At least you’re not a divvy in a bib and brace
You’re ahead of the pace
And you owe it all to this place
So, raise a glass to this place
You owe it all to this place » #grasse @artdecomposerleparfum #artetparfum #sensaba