Alissa Sullivan + Leslie Hendin

Curriculum Vitae Q&A with the founders of fragrance brand, Liis.

Astrological sign?
Alissa: Taurus

Leslie: Capricorn

Lucky number?
A: 6

L: even numbers

Favorite color?
A: Burgundy

L: Neutrals

Morning, Noon, or Night?
A: Night

L: Morning

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner?
A+L: Dinner

Football, Baseball, or Basketball?
A: Baseball

L: Soccer?

Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea?
A: Black Tea

L: Herbal Tea

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia?
A: Sugar

L: None

Red, White, or Rosé?
A: All

L: Lambrusco

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet?
A: Sweet

L: Spicy

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad?
A: Salad

L: Winter, soup. Summer, salad.

Cashmere, Silk, or Linen?
A+L: Cashmere

Black, white or color?
A: Black

L: Neutrals

Is your closet messy or neat?
A: Messy

L: Neat

What’s your favorite room in your home?
A: Living room

L: Kitchen

What do you collect?
A: Candles + vases

L: Knits

Dream dinner guest?
A: Dolly Parton, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marie Antoinette (lol)

L: Ed Ruscha, Jane Austen

Sunday ritual?
A: Hiking Griffith Park

L: Getting organized

Favorite flower?
A: Orange blossom, magnolia, lily of the valley

L: Lilac, orchids, cyclamen

Favorite scent?
A: Ocean fog, eucalyptus, jasmine, baked goods

L: Cooking, ocean fog

Cheat meal?
A: Smash burger, ice cream

L: Pizza

Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite?
A: Griffith Park

L: The woods

Talent you’d like to have?
A: Art of public speaking

L: Math

Quality you want to be remembered by?
A: Kindness, honesty, sincerity

L: Humor

Best thing about where you are from?
A: The landscape: outdoors, wilderness

L: Fresh, organic produce

It’s hard not to be reminiscent of the past and distracted by the future. How do you strive to live in the moment?

A: Disconnect, spend time in nature or with friends

L: Focusing on the moment or task at hand

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
A+L: Thoughtful, coveted, well-crafted items that last

What was the inspiration behind starting your brand?
A+L: Our love of fragrance + design, creative freedom

Give three words that describe your brand?
A+L: Thoughtful, ethereal, shared