Seo Ji-woon, the CEO of Ventus Ac Aqua,
started selling perfumes because he loved the scent As he was selling the
perfumes, he wanted to learn about fragrance properly, so he went to schools in
Switzerland and the US and earned a perfumer license. Now, he has established
Ventus Ac Aqua in Korea to supply the perfume products.
AVING News interviewed Seo Ji-woon, the CEO
of Ventus Ac Aqua, which participated in the MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online
Exhibition) Seoul Food Startup Center.
Please introduce the company and the products.
Hello, my name is Seo Ji-woon, the head
perfumer of Ventu Ac Aqua. Currently, we are making top-level niche perfumes
and diffusers. We are creating the most realistic and close-to-natural scents
of nature by using raw fruits, trees and plants. The raw materials are aged at
a low temperature to leach out the fragrance and then put it in fragrance
products like perfume or diffuser to make the fragrance vivid. Unlike other
products that use artificial scent, we use only the natural scent, and
therefore our products do not cause symptoms such as headaches.
And, we are making signature fragrance. We
are making the signature diffuser and signature perfume that match the
signature scent through ODM and OEM. We can say it's custom made. We might not
have all the scents in the world, but we have about one thousand scents. For
our customers, we look for the scent they want together, and we make the scent
right at the spot.
Do you have plans to enter the global market?
Middle Eastern people have long been using various perfumes. They are different from the perfumes used in Europe. They use the oriental type of perfume, but Europeans don't use that. So, we plan to make the perfume group made with the oriental type and export them to the Middle East. In Japan, there are many luxury perfumes, but due to the characteristics of Japan, they want unique products, so we are also planning on making the products accordingly.
Seoul Food Startup Center, which
participated in MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) is providing
support to the agri-food-related companies come up with innovative ideas and
new products. It is supporting food processing technology, licensing, patents,
design, and promotional marketing so that agricultural products can be reborn
as high-value products. Various startup support services such as ▴Startup training
▴Mentoring ▴Consulting ▴Investment connection are
The official of the center said, "We are
fostering start-up agri-food companies to help develop new competitive
products. This is going to lead to the exports of Korea's excellent agri-food
and create more jobs, becoming a new growth engine for Seoul."
The global news network AVING News has
begun holding the MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) to help small
and medium-sized companies enter the market and attract investment 365 days a
year' AVING News has been running online exhibitions since 2005 and had 975
online exhibitions so far. Its YouTube online exhibition has placed itself as
Korea's largest online exhibition hall that opens with 19,000 videos (booths)
with more than 800,000 visits per month which means more than 10 million visits
The MIK HOT SPOT online exhibition is
scheduled to be held regularly according to the field, target market, and
participating institutions, and it will be presented as a new type of online
business by transforming the know-hows and values of the participating
companies according to the trend. Companies that want to participate can apply
and apply through the marketing support projects from supporting institutions
in the local governments. Refer to the institutions for more information.