My life at the textile

Alexandra Bachand is the house perfumer, and also pursues an artistic approach as an olfactory artist, by creating unique fragrances presented to the public, with the intention of communicating an emotional dimension related to memories, history, art scenery or portraits.
«The most striking quality of the perfume is to carry us through memories and time. Guided by emotions, olfaction awakes memory and allows a trip otherwise impossible.» - Alexandra

Temporary exhibition
[2018-2020] My life at the textile, Merry House
 708 Rue Principale O, Magog, QC J1X 2B3
"The Perfume 'Hymn to the weavers' was composed in an artistic approach designed to pay tribute to the workers. When House Merry approached me to create a scent reminiscent of the textile factory, I first met some former workers. A strong notion always emerged from these exchanges, the importance of emphasizing the will of hard work, essence even at the heart of the pride of the weaver.

The ozonic head note recalls the proximity of the hydroelectric dam, the vital engine of the plant. The heart notes of the perfume are formed around a wet hay accord reminiscent of the smell of wet and quilted raw cotton. The base notes are heavy and warm, like the ambient air and the deafening noises that reigned in the factory. "
- Alexandra Bachand


Work, laughter, and rebellion… Discover through this first temporary exhibition the daily life of Magog's textile workers, who will touch you with their stories and anecdotes of the past.

In collaboration with the Magog Historical Society, the Merry House’s first temporary exhibition will focus on workers in Magog’s textile industry and will feature the stories of former workers. The textile industry played an important role in the development of the City of Magog, from its beginnings in the early 1880s until its closure in the early 2000s. Numerous Magog residents worked at Dominion Textile. This story unfolds through the eyes of the working class and their personal stories.

A production of the Corporation de la maison Merry, in collaboration with Diane Bernier Design, Éric Corriveau and Sans Cravate.