Our team is consist of women who are coming from different backstories, having different strength and life experiences, joining forces with each other to achieve the goals of I Want to Smell The Perfume.
Wilma Empalmado Dadivas
Wilma’s life started like the women in question, born into the rural backdrop of Mindanao in the Phillipines in the height of conflict, what is considered accessible to most was always beyond reach not due to family constraints but environment. At the age of 12 her mother came to her with a difficult proposition, to leave everything she knew and the security of what is familiar, for a better future.
The good news, it worked for the best. Wilma moved to Sweden where she was educated, before moving to Italy to study fashion at the best schools in Milan. Over the past 15 years, Wilma has worked with top haute couture of Italy, followed more recently by working in a global sourcing agency for fast fashion.
The dream of “I Want to Smell The Perfume” has been at the forefront of Wilma’s mind for the past 10 years and in 2016 she made the conscious decision to follow her dream and come back to the communities of her childhood to begin providing better opportunities for others.
Priliscya came from family that is full of local diversity. Her mother is Sundanese-Bantenese which has gentle character, and her father’s family are irginally from Lampung Pesisir, who has the rougher side. Knowing that her maternal grandma was living alone in Garut, Priliscya decided to stay with her grandma when she was a teenager. This was a very special time in her life and she contributes much of her outlook to the wisdom and lessons of her grandma. Her grandma taught her that the greatest achievement is to give back to society.
Priliscya took a Garment Business and Technology major at her college, and during that time she was also active in several organisations in education. Priliscya likes design, for her it’s a fusion between science and art.
Nurul was born as the first of 4 siblings in Garut, West Java, where she was growing up as a child and teenager. After graduating high school, she lived in Surabaya, Bandung, Bogor, and now resides in Jakarta. She spent 2 years studying a Product Design major before switched to Garment Business and Technology in a textile technology college.
Nurul was working as fashion product developer in a global sourcing company before landing a position as Program Developer on “I Want to Smell The Perfume”. Nurul’s eye for detail and passion for excellence has allowed her to work on new product design which helps the company continually evolve.