Today, let me present you – So Lyonnais So Good New Concept & Brand I found here in Lyon called OlfaPhily! With this short interview, let’s all have a chance to discover more of Lyon, it’s innovation, beauty and Lyonnais people!
And a big thank you to Helen – the founder of OlfaPhily for finding the time to share with us her story & idea.
The Big 5 Questions Are:
1. Who are you?
I am a recognized expert in customers relationships and top management thanks to my 20 years past experience in lots of different industries in the area of Lyon. As I wanted to deeply take charge of my own professional destiny, I finally decided to create OlfaPhily. It was a unique occasion for me to both promote the region I am from and to create employment in it.
2. When did you start?
I created the company one year ago. Hence it is a work of patience to start from scratch, sourcing only local providers and subcontractors, testing and learn, and so on. In the end it’s a real pleasure to be able to rely on their savoir-faire, passion, energy and humanity.
3. But why?/What for?
Our ambition: to become the top two brands of local perfumed souvenirs with Olfaphily and Olfagones. Our initial range seeks to extend the experience of the 2 million visitors who in the past stated to have particularly appreciated the home family atmosphere of Lyon. Thanks to our products, you will find a real alternative to choose your souvenirs with designed packs that remind people of a place they visited throughout the area. By betting on my native town, I wish my souvenirs would seduce your olfactory, visual and tactile senses and would allow you to bring home a bit of Lyon.
4. Who are your colleagues?/What is your Team?
At the moment we are 2 within the company as Claire recently joined me to mainly work on our communication. This allows me to focus myself more on seeking customers and partners to sell out our amazing products.
5. What is the idea?/How does it work?
Our purpose is to deliver a best-in-class value offer to tourists, local people or organizations to be given as a present to anyone, including themselves.
Where we can find you?
Address: La Coursive d’entreprises – Workshop #34; 7 rue Robert et Reynier – 69190 SAINT FONS
How we can contact you?
What is the website?
URL: www.olfaphily.fr will be live to buy our products mid June. In the meantime you can easily find them through: www.fundy.fr/store/olfaphily