Why Mama Spice

Mama Spice, a Spice Perfumery.

If you take 130 spices & aromatic herbs grown worldwide, the potential to create blends with new fragrances & flavours that transcend geographical, cultural & social boundaries is limitless. You’re limited by imagination, talent & money.
I design spice blends the way a Nez creates perfumes. 1 blend can have +10 ingredients. It’s a slightly more complex process than simply assembling them. This all—natural sensory bouquet contains not just my creations, a lifetime of knowledge & wisdom gained from generations is passed on.
Seasonings redefined.
An ode to 3rd—culture identity, home is where the spices are. A union of Provençal herbs & Indian spices bring a universe of unexplored new perfumes & tastes for you to discover. To understand spices, their benefits & uses is to open a door to outstanding culinary potential.
Their nobility has graced our food for millennia, yet we still struggle to use them, succumb to clichés: Spices mask bad food | Spices = Indian cuisine = Spicy. We ignore how versatile, easy & fun it is to cook with spices. It’s all about dosage.
My vision is to build bridges across different cultures & cuisines, connect people with spices, inspire healthier communities. The ready—to—use blends are well—balanced for all types of cuisines without overwhelming the natural taste of ingredients.
Mama Spice, my legacy.
A living book, accessible to every girl with an Internet connection, but not always an education, in the hope it will encourage others to pave their own destiny. A survivor’s testimony to resilience, perseverance & grit: Of a 26—year old immigrant who chose to escape an arranged marriage from India, with her child.
2 decades ago, when I arrived in Marseille, all I had was my 3—year old, a bank loan for my tuition at Kedge & our vital necessities. I went back to university, we learnt the language, understood the French culture & its people, adapted to fit—in.
Rock bottom was the foundation on which I rebuilt a life of dignity, independence & respect. From the toughest life—altering decision to leave India: Home, family, friends, the comforts of wealth & power they provide, to:
▪︎ Be relegated to a 2nd class citizen living in an 8M² room in Luminy with a child, without any support system or financial aid,
▪︎ Being the 1st Indian hired by Airbus Helicopters,
▪︎ 15+ years invaluable competencies gained in corporate industry,
▪︎ The entrepreneur I’ve grown into,
Mama Spice is the footprint I leave for every girl who dares: Never give up, believe in yourself, channel ambition into reality.
Welcome to my Spice Perfumery.
— Devaky