The duo behind the Les Vides Anges collective met in the late nineties tagging and documenting the streets of Montreal. The more they collaborated, the more they realized that they had a deep passion for more than just street art. They found a connection in global street culture and the pure fragrances coming out of niche perfume houses in Germany and France. That brought them on a journey — crisscrossing Europe and Japan — to find the simplest olfactory representations of the world around them.
After years of research and numerous experiments, LVA nose and creative director, Aldo "August" Parise, has created a series of limited-run unisex perfumes, home fragrance and body care products, from the highest quality ingredients. Pure, simple and without pomposity (yes, that's a word). Why limited-run? For the excitement of trying something new, exploring an unknown or forgotten scent. This is what perfumery should be about.
We always mix and bottle by hand, instead of using machines. Those subtle nuances in each batch make our fragrances breathe and live like you do.
At Les Vides Anges, we also do everything we can to avoid waste — wherever possible. That's why all our bottles are reusable and recyclable (pull, don't twist the caps). And our perfumes don't ship with extra packaging or plastic wrap. Our packaging is as clean as our fragrances.
When it comes to ingredients, we search the world for premium botanicals to use in our body care products while sourcing a range of safe (clean) aroma ingredients and sustainable naturals for our fragrances. We only use organic sugarcane-based perfumer's alcohol and every one of our high-quality ingredients is vetted to the strict European standards of IFRA (International Fragrance Association).
Clean is more than just a dirty word for us
Our NO list is wide. Along with no animal testing, we use:
No artificial colorants
No animal byproducts
No harmful stabilizers
No harmful preservatives
Purchase any 50 ml perfume from our permanent collection and we'll donate $5 to Charity: Water and Fashion Makes Change. And 10% from our natural Aroma Oils will be donated to the British Columbia Mountain Foundation to help rebuild infrastructure across BC's backcountry. Want to give more! Don't worry you'll be able to donate directly from your cart.
We started simple
We started over 7 years ago with 1e idea. Niche perfume is about being bold and luscious. That's why we use rare, sustainable naturals and clean aroma ingredients to push past ordinary designer fragrances.
See what everyone is saying about LVA!
Candles are amazing! I absolutely love these candles and the aesthetic of the product is 10/10. Will 100% be buying more
Une randonnée en nature. Je suis aux anges avec ce parfum! Sa touche délicatement sucrée mélangée au cèdre en fait un parfum frais et enivrant qui tient toute la journée, mais en étant tout de même discret.
I have a bottle of CDG Wonderwood and Tom Ford's Oud and the one from Les Vides Anges has a deep woody (less smoky) oud vibes. Highly recommend.
For more insights into our fragrances visit the reviews page.