Very early, Yelena von Olnhausen, the Countess Artukhovskaya, was inspired to delve into the world of beautiful fragrances by her family history. Her fascination was fed by the fragrance recipes from the perfumer François de la Lenes and then handed down through her family despite the turmoil of revolution, emigration and wars, as well as her parents’ unusually large private perfume collection.

After completing a doctorate in economics, she lost interest in further academic study and worked as a journalist, auctioneer, and gallery owner before dedicating herself to her passion for wonderful scents. The creation of LEN Fragrance was successfully completed in November 2018.