WOMEN OF NOTE:
Constanze Saemann | founder of BASIUM
Constanze Saemann shines an ethereal glow, with a settled and warm nature belonging to a simple and pleasant life. German born and currently based in the centre of Paris, Constanze seems to see the world as her playground inviting her to explore its treasures, often found roaming near and far. With a successful career in modelling from the age of 17, life up until recently was lived in the fast lane. Constanze has graced the pages of Vogue Spain, Elle Italia and Russh, with work for internationally renowned brands like Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie & Finch, darting from job to job in the chaos of our busiest fashion capitals. Her balanced and down to earth disposition craved a return to nature and naturally took to a grounding practise. Constanze founded BASIUM in 2020, a line fragrances and holistic aromatherapy products with an ethos of ‘What goes on the body, should be as pure as the body itself’. Made in small batches with only natural and organic ingredients, each product is created for moments of simple pleasure that awaken the senses.
Constanze has invited us into her Parisian home and shares how she balances her time between modelling and aromatherapy.
Where are you from and where are you now?
When is your favourite time of day?
Can you tell us a little about your home, what is the view like?
My apartment is in the centre of Paris on the top floor, from there I can overlook the city and can see the Eiffel Tower and Centre Pompidou. Super cliché but quite beautiful!
You founded an Ayurvedic line of fragrances and self-care, Basium, in 2020. What lead you to begin this journey?
Basium products are created using Ayervedic practises. What is your approach to creating a new fragrance or self-care product?
Basium formulations contain 100% organic and sustainable oils. Why was this an important factor when designing a product?
If you could be identified by a scent, what is that scent and why?
What are your best sleep practises when on the road and in different time zones?
Trying to adjust to the new time zones already on the way there, going to bed at the same time every day, no screen time 1 hour before bed and I also love massaging my feet with some sesame oil to calm down before sleeping.
Do you have any rituals that you practise each day?
When you have downtime at home, where do you spend it?
What places spark inspiration for you?
How do you enjoy creating ambience at home?
Do you have a favourite meal you always return to? Could you please share the recipe with us?
What do you do to unwind?
Constanze wears the 02 Robe in Olive and 03 Set in Blush. See more of her brand BASIUM here.
Interviewed by Montana Purchase for Deiji Studio’s Field Notes