Creative expression has always been a driving force in my life. Singing was my first love, and while still a student at Berklee College of Music, I began my professional career as a singer in a jazz band.
In the ensuing years, I gigged in venues from coast to coast, worked as a session vocalist and wrote music. Like singing, songwriting gave me a lot of satisfaction. I loved creating melodies and harmonies, writing lyrics, telling stories and connecting with people through song.
Though I never get tired of singing, eventually I burned out on the erratic nature of the music business. Desiring a more grounded existence, I took a detour and followed a passionate interest in wellness to a new career in holistic healing.
It turned out to be a lovely way to make a living — truly an honor to help people on their healing journeys. And the intuitive nature of healing work is creative expression in its own right. If creativity has a sister, it’s intuition.
One of the treatment modalities I used in my healing practice was aromatherapy, which I had studied extensively. The profound beauty of essential oils had a powerful hold on me. Enchanted by their fragrances and inspired by their therapeutic properties, I went on to create a synthetic-free, organic body care brand called Sage Canyon Botanicals.
Founded in 2007, Sage Canyon products were sold online and in retail establishments around the country for over a decade. I personally formulated the product line, which featured complex essential oil blends in a clean, high-performance alternative to synthetic-based body care brands.
Along the way, I took my love affair with essential oils to the next level and began composing fine fragrances. What I bring to you here at CUSANI Perfumes are the fruits of my passion for creating truly luxurious modern fragrances that are entirely free of synthetics.
Crafted by hand with the finest organic and wildcrafted botanical essences, they contain no synthetic fragrance molecules, aroma chemicals, fragrance oils, petrochemicals, GMO ingredients or animal ingredients.
One of the things I appreciate most about my latest creative adventure is the way it combines aspects of my life’s work to date. Singing and songwriting (similar in so many ways to composing fragrances) … holistic healing and essential oils … they’ve all come together here, in the creation of pure botanical perfumes.
My desire is to make each fragrance “sing” — to tell you an exquisitely harmonious story through scent that uplifts you and brings you great pleasure. Thanks so much for joining me on my journey. I hope you enjoy wearing CUSANI perfumes as much as I enjoy creating them. — Much love, Claudia
Claudia Cusani | Owner & Perfumer, CUSANI Perfumes