Aequill is an East London-based perfumery and candle company founded by Thai-British Perfumer Jintana Khieochaum.
Inspired by the Thai tradition of “sniff kissing” (Haawm kaem- whereby one kisses with a sniff rather than the lips) Aequill pushes scent and art to create emotive pieces that you can experience and wear.
The art of scent
Aequill blur the boundaries of art and scent and has established an artist in residence programme that explores the connection between the senses.
Aequill celebrates scent in all it’s artistic manifestations, with an artist-in-residence programme that explores inter-sensory fragrance creation.
Bringing together artists working in sound, sculpture, graphic design, fine art and fragrance, the team work closely to create fragrance that expresses the diversity, raw creativity, and unconventionality of the London art scene.
With a belief that crossing the boundaries between art and scent provides a stage for personal expression and innovation, Aequill removes fragrance from the classical highbrow and places it unapologetically into the here and now of our favourite capital city.
Artist in residence
In-house perfumer Ecka Mordecai is a London-based artist whose practice spans the disciplines of sound and scent.
With a formal education in sound art, her works utilise materials and processes that question or are symbolic of the passing of time, seeking to transpose moments of deep listening into perfume-focussed scent-form.
Ekaterina Adelskaya (b. 1988, Moscow) is a London based award-winning artist working on abstract sculptures and watercolours, mostly revolving around the notions of materiality, destruction and transformative processes.
She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (1st class) from the University of Hertfordshire & British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow.
Ekaterina has been exhibiting since 2015, including London Art Biennale, RA
in London, RWA in Bristol, CICA Museum in Gimpo, and Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Her works are held in private collections in the UK, Italy and Russia.
Graduated from the University of the Arts, Jintana went on to form an established career as a creative working internationally. With a passion for scent heavily influenced by her aromatherapist mother she set out to explore the textures and beauty of scent as a healing response.
Jintana continues her artistic work through aequill’s artist in residence programme and explores ideas through scent and its ability to emote and influence the wearer.
Zofia Sobota is a Polish, London-based graphic designer. She holds a BA degree in Communication Design from the School of Form in Warsaw, which she finished with academic distinction.
She has experience working in-house at a film festival, design studio, editorial office of a magazine and local community radio. In her multidisciplinary practice, she loves exploring new tools and experimenting in the field of visual communication.
Zofia designs for brands and cultural institutions, and she specialises in visual identities, typography and illustration. In her free time, she is a passionate traveller, mountain climber and cyclist.
Born in Middlesbrough Teesside , Graham is a seasoned Retailer having worked at Board Level for over 25 years in various blue chip companies. Starting his career at BHS , Graham moved to Virgin Retail , Choices, IKEA and Heals of London as Retail Director. His last role was Managing Director at Multi Award winning lifestyle store Bell of Northampton.
Graham is energetic, driven and pragmatic. He is financially astute and applies his experience to the commercial side at Aequill.
Graham Lives in Northamptonshire, is married to Sue , has two beautiful daughters and enjoys Music, Sport and country walks with his 2 French Bulldogs Boston and Betsy.
Nikki is a creative soul who trained in graphic and web design in East London.
She has a background in multimedia working on projects with children and young adults in and out of schools making videos, music and visuals. She has experience building websites for non-profit organisations.
Nikki is currently working for Aequill managing the website and building a strategy for promoting the brand. She approaches the website from all angles including functionality, sales and aesthetics.
She has a passion for travelling, wellbeing, aromatherapy and yoga.