About

  • Before our first fragrance was created, we saw Ex Animo as something more than exceptional perfume. Our vision was to establish a movement to heighten social awareness and provide aid to women and children around the world. Scents with a Purpose is at the very heart of every fragrance we design. This movement invokes change by partnering with organizations that empower women and children to live dignified sustainable lives.

    We have currently partnered with Daughters of Cambodia, a non-governmental organization that embraces a lasting vision by providing safety, education, and innovative opportunities, for victims of sex trafficking.

  • International traveler, philanthropist, cultural enthusiast, wife, and mother to four boys, Nanette De La Pena is co-founder Ex Animo fragrance. Inspired while traveling abroad she returned to the United States with a vision of fine fragrance designed specifically for a woman's hair. From exotic blooms to rare spices each perfume is created to enhance the individual beauty of a woman.

    With her father's inescapable entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for exquisite fragrance, and a heart for those in need, Nanette together with her sister, Suzanne, have developed this enchanting line of hair fragrances that benefit aggrieved women and children throughout the world.

  • Designer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Suzanne DeWitt, offers an elegant global perspective to Ex Animo as its co-founder. After completing her Bachelor of Arts and studies abroad, she furthered her education at the Gemological Institute of America. As a graduate gemologist, Suzanne enjoys designing jewelry inspired by the artistry, elegance, and diversity encountered throughout her travels.

    Suzanne and her sister, Nanette, have co-created Ex Animo and Scents with a Purpose attributing her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for philanthropic endeavors to their father.