Though his family hails from Corsica, Marc-Antoine Corticchiato was born in Morocco. He grew up between his parents’ citrus groves near the ancient city of Azemmour and his family home in the Corsican maquis. A horseman since the age of eight, Marc-Antoine was a competition rider and
considered becoming an equestrian professional. But his drive to understand the mysteries of fragrance in aromatic plants, led him to study chemistry specialized in plant extracts. After his Ph.D. in analysis and extraction of aromatic plants, he completed his training at the renowned international French school of perfumery: ISIPCA.
Marc-Antoine went on to work in a research laboratory focused on the analysis of aromatic plants and extraction methods. For years he “dissected” natural rawmaterials and acquired in-depth knowledge of them. His work was published in international scientific reviews. After starting out with aromatherapeutic blends were intended, he joined a Parisian perfume laboratory. He also teaches at ISIPCA, the Versailles school of perfumery.
In his quest for the best possible natural plant extracts, he has set up a production unit for essential oils in Madagascar.
He founded Parfum d’Empire in 2003. Driven by passion for the most beautiful raw materials and their use in different cultures, he seeks out the most complex yet great empire, the realm of the senses...