SCENT PROFILE

Scent Profile is a creative study in conversation between Sigil founder, Patrick Kelly, and a groundbreaking artist, auteur, CEO, or disruptor. Learn about these pioneers’ creative practices, inspirations, and most fervent associations to scent.
Bonita Kye

Bonita Kye

Bonita Kye was born and raised in Los Angeles and is currently based in Santa Monica. She is the founder at Kye Intimates, where the woman and Mother Earth are at the center of every business decision. Influenced by real people and genuine connections, Bonita hopes these intimates can be a reminder to continue fostering a gentle relationship with yourself and those you love.

Bonita Kye Founder Kye Intimates

What are your pronouns?

She / Her

Where do you draw inspiration for your creative practice?

Real conversations, women, nature, architecture.

What does scent mean to you?

Nostalgia.

Tell us about your favorite Sigil perfume.

The way Patrick creates fragrances—that are at once nostalgic and modern—is unworldly. Solutio's hints of citrus, and sweet woody undertones transport me to a favorite summer spent in Italy. 

When do you feel the most safe? And the most challenged?

I feel the most safe with loved ones. I feel the most challenged when there's a possibility for rejection.

Who are some people you want to celebrate today—to bring awareness to?

Massimo Bottura and his global movement to fight food waste and feed the hungry. Greta Thunberg's leading voice in fighting our climate crisis. All the women who inspire me every day.

What is the theme of your new decade? What are you calling in, and letting go?

Calling in security, loving relationships, spiritual growth. Letting go of objects and relationships that weigh me down. 

Considering how the world has changed so quickly, what is one thing you have been doing differently lately?

Forgiving myself when I am not being “productive.”

If you could only re-read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

One album?

Anything by Frank Ocean.

What is your mantra these days?

Find comfort in the uncomfortable.

 

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