Welcome to Fragrancy! My name is Kim van Haaren, born in The Netherlands on the 31th of July in 1991. I grew up in a small town and was a pretty difficult to handle creative kid. My whole life I have been drawing and creating.
I studied graphic design. After graduating I did a 4 year Bachelor at the Amsterdam school of the Arts and got my degree in 'fine art in education'.
I have been working as a teacher in art and design + sociology for almost 2 years but I decided to take a new career path and follow my passion: Fragrances.
For the love of perfumes
Besides all the above, I have always been intrigued by scent. I only realized it when I was 14 and my dad gave me my first luxury perfume; D&G light blue. From that moment on I started to get interested in perfumes, the notes, the story behind all the fragrances and the creation of the product. It was no surprise that in the Summer of 2015 I decided to start my own online platform to share my love for perfumes with the world. I called it Fragrancy.
Fragrancy started as a blog I once created on Tumblr. But pretty soon after that I got more into Youtube and I have been creating video's ever since. While writing this it's 2018 and I want to re-launch Fragrancy blog so I can focus my on the best of both worlds. Writing and talking on my channel.
Some more facts about me
I work as a fragrance specialist at De Bijenkorf. My job is to help people finding their perfect scent, do all the story stelling about the brands, and sell cosmetics. (Oh and sometimes I engrave perfume bottles as a special service for our dear guests).
I own a French Bulldog named Spekkie (bacon in Dutch).
I love skincare, home scent related items, and good books.
You can make me happy with a glass of red wine.
I love Europe and I don’t really feel the need to travel abroad.
I'm slowly collecting more tattoos.
I have a small portfolio with some of my artworks on Dribbble.