The young creator refined his art in a class chaired by Jean Cardot in the Parisian district of Montparnasse.
For years the canvases huddled in a bohemian district of Paris, later to be exhibited in an intriguing location near the Pompidou Museum. This space was dedicated to the NEZ A NEZ perfumes , both illustrated and exhibited, of which Stéphane Humbert Lucas as their creator is justly proud. The shop and laboratory lived in the heart of rue Quincampoix, a hybrid boutique marrying perfumes and prints, here Stéphane Humbert Lucas immersed himself sculpting unusual perfumes with a young perfumer enamoured of Cézanne.
Bewitched by the Arab world, which he sees as the "cradle of the universe", SHL literally sets himself free and explores his desires through perfume. "The Middle East has a smell; I love the smell of it".