Fourteen-year-old Khushi Lalwani, one of the youngest perfume makers in the country, is creating scents that appeal to kids and teens.
She then got enrolled in young entrepreneurs course, that allowed her to learn how to run a business, Khushi adds. Her brand of fragrances named Ura has been in the market for six months now. “All the perfumes I create are vegan, and do not use beeswax that goes into many perfumes, and are not tested on animals. I only use essential oils and a solvent to create the products, making them safe for children as well,” elaborates Khushi, the Chief Executive of the company. The brand has unisex fragrances in chocolate (for kids and teens), coffee (for teens and young adults) and another in aqua scent for adults.
“Not many perfume makers keep children and teens in their mind while making perfumes, so their scents are usually too strong for youngsters. I wanted to change that with my fragrances. I love chemistry a lot, as it involves mixing various solutions and compounds together — so perfume-making is a very fun activity for me,” she adds.
While she takes care of creating the fragrances alongside her studies, Khushi takes help from her mother, an image consultant, for marketing and financial support. “A perfume can be bottled in two hours, but takes at least 15-20 days for the scents to set and mix. So, I work on the perfumes over weekends. I’m currently also working on creating a website, so that I can cater to people all across the country,” asserts Khushi, who also got her book Krazy Diaries published in 2017, when she was all of 11.
“Even though I’m always caught up with my studies and the business, I’m very grateful that I have got an opportunity to make a mark, which many children my age do not,” she signs off.