The Founder


Véronique Le Bihan is passionate about perfume as well as architecture and design: she views all three disciplines from the same angle, the object being to create beauty and pleasure out of matter. This creative process is the very wellspring of her inspiration.

From an early age, she enjoyed sewing and drawing and was drawn to beauty in its every form. She grew up in Brittany, and her most vivid childhood memories are of the scents of the salty seaside air, sun-warmed sand and fresh-cut grass.

After twelve years spent developing cosmetics and perfumes for various clients, she decided to create her own brand, a discreet luxury brand in keeping with her ethical, social and environmental values. Attuned to the natural rhythms of the seasons, ATELIER MATERI draws on traditional expertise and the tried and tested methods of specialized craftsmen.

In her own words: “In my ongoing quest for a carefully calibrated aesthetic, I aim to create perfumes that reflect who I am. I put a great deal of myself, my emotions, into my creations, each of which is unique and conceived to bring out the very best in the raw materials through the painstaking efforts of experts and specialized craftsmen.”