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GALLIVANT

- verb informal 

To go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment

“She gallivanted around town”

Synonyms:

Gad, flit, jaunt, run, roam, wander, range, rove, ramble, stray, stroll, travel.

 

GALLIVANT is a new indie perfume brand from London, founded and created by Nick Steward, working in collaboration with two independent female perfumers in Venice and Paris.

GALLIVANT is about urban exploration. The collection is inspired by the breezy vibe of the coolest, most creative urban destinations.

GALLIVANT is about feet-on-the-ground exploration. The freedom to wander and travel. It’s about getting out into the world, discovery, mixing it up.

GALLIVANT is about hidden corners. Unexpected finds. The uncelebrated. Getting off grid. It’s about finding that new place, the next neighbourhood. Favoured old haunts. Chance encounters. Taking the pulse of a place and drinking in the vibe. It's an antidote to our fast-paced lives ... walking is meditative, it's about being in the moment.

The fragrances are not only about capturing the experience of travel, but about making life easier – which is why GALLIVANT has designed a travel-friendly 30ml nomad sized bottle, perfect for slipping into your bag, or hand luggage.

Gallivanting is fun and pleasurable and something everyone can do.

 

NICK STEWARD, THE FOUNDER

Gallivant Founder Nick Steward

Nick has two decades of hands-on experience in the perfume industry in London and Paris. From creating for big gobal brands, his most recent role was as product and creative director of the cult house L’Artisan Parfumeur. Bored by the pretentiousness and pomposity of many brands, he devised GALLIVANT to get back to basics. His collection of unisex eau de parfum brings a refreshing, honest and unfussy approach to perfumery.

I wanted to do something clever and interesting, avoiding all the froth ... focused on the best materials. It's about provenance and craft, simplicity and elegance. The packaging is chic and minimalist. Beautiful, but also functional – something to accompany you as you go about your life.

 

As someone who travels as much as I do, who’s lived and commuted between various cities, I want smaller travel-friendly, airport-friendly sized products - for discerning travellers and modern nomads.

 

I also see that my customers want to play with fragrance, to have a bit of fun with it – they don’t stick to one signature scent for life. That’s why this this ‘nomad’ size makes real sense to them.

 

THE PERFUMERS/MAKERS

Founder Nick Steward has worked with two independent female perfumers, Karine Chevallier, based in Paris and Venice-based Giorgia Navarra (Italian protégée of Master Perfumer and “King of Niche” Bertrand Duchaufour).

Perfumier Karine Chevallie
Karine  
Photo © Serge Nicolas + Elisa Smalinsky / Work Division, Paris

Perfumier Giorgia Navarra
Giorgia

Nick developed the collection with perfumery’s finest materials – composed at the Art et Parfum private lab and sourcing house in Cabris, in the hills above Grasse, France, founded by legendary perfumer Edmond Roudnitska.

The fragrances are hand crafted in France and hand finished in England in a genuinely artisanal, small-batch, human process – done with care and attention.