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Can you give us a brief introduction of yourself Constanze?

Hi! My name is Constanze Saemann, and I was born and raised in Germany. I moved overseas 12 years ago to pursue my modelling career, which has continued ever since. I have been travelling almost full-time and splitting my time between Europe and New York. After many years of travelling and working as a model, I realized the need to balance and slow down. This led me to study natural perfumery and naturopathy on the side, ultimately inspiring the creation of BASIUM.
Constanze for VOGUE Mexico wearing the Valeria Column dress.
Can you tell us more about your journey with Basium? and your ethos behind your business?


BASIUM has taken me on an unimaginable journey that continues to evolve every day! What initially started as a personal hobby and passion has blossomed into a community of like-minded individuals where we support and inspire each other daily. It has not only brought me closer to people but also fostered a deeper connection with nature.

Our core values prioritize community and the well-being of our planet. We have a daily mission to promote greater harmony on Earth while also educating people about the impact of scent on our daily lives. Our products are crafted using intentional and 100% natural ingredients. We are also doing our utmost to limit our environmental footprint and give back to the planet.

How would you describe your personal style and key wardrobe pieces?
My style is quite timeless, simple, and needs to be comfortable! I always have a good pair of jeans, loafers and white t-shirts in my wardrobe. Current favourite artist?
Elvira Voynarovska - we are currently working on a beautiful collaboration with an earthy theme, launching towards the end of the year. 
Architecture inspiration right now?
Organic architecture that combines human habitation with the natural world, creating a harmonious combination of outdoor and indoor living. 
Favourite sound currently?
La ragazza dalla pelle di luna - Piero Umiliani 
How do you plan to fulfill your creative desires for the rest of 2023?
I am currently in the midst of planning a summer pop-up in Brooklyn, where we will be collaborating with talented local artists. Additionally, towards the end of the year, I have an exciting trip to India planned. 
How does travel influence your style?
Almost all of my outfits are composed of pieces I've picked up from various places, which serves as a constant reminder of my travels!
What are your fav spots in NYC?
Elizabeth Street Garden, the farmers market in Fort Greene on Saturdays, Anima Mundi Apothecary for herbal remedies and all things related. 



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