Our Story

Made for those who seek the highest quality, concentrated essences and oils to scent their skin. KIORI Perfume Oil delivers supreme long lasting, sensual fragrance from a single drop. A finishing touch you can throw in your purse, this captivating scent is perfect for day, night and every season and is certain to enthrall the wearer and those nearby.

The passion for perfumery began for Lisa, KIÖRI's founder, while studying at the School of American Ballet in New York City. Backstage at Lincoln Center, she and other young dancers watched as prima ballerinas prepared their costumes, hair and makeup for performances and lightly anointed themselves with pleasant scents which were very much their own. Paired as it was with the artistry and intense rigor of classical ballet, this mesmerizing beauty ritual infused in Lisa an enduring love of scent from which KIÖRI blooms.

The greatest gifts of Lisa's dance career, artistry and perseverance, taught her to follow her passions and allow her most authentic and openhearted self to emerge. Lisa embarked on a unique and diverse career path taking her from the world of ballet to her twenty year career as a special educator and busy mother to her three children. The one constant in her life has been her love of scent. Collecting the finest essences from all over the world, Lisa started mixing botanical ingredients as a creative outlet from her busy life. Initially moved to create a sumptuous and indulgent perfume oil as an artistic rather than commercial endeavor, Lisa insisted upon utilizing plant-based, sustainable ingredients that she could comfortably put on her own skin.

The result is KIÖRI- a scent that blooms and evolves very beautifully over time and indulges with its natural warmth.