Interview with Serge Lutens and Article on Perfumers in Osmoz


Read an interesting interview with Serge Lutens in Osmoz. The photo depicts the new fragrance by Serge Lutens, Gris Clair…, a compositon of lavender, iris, tonka bean, amber and incense. Please see my review here.

Also, in the same issue, there is an article on the profession of a perfumer. “But each perfumer also possesses his or her own ‘secret recipes’. At Guerlain, practically every single fragrance has the celebrated “guerlinade” (an accord composed essentially of powdery, vanilla and tonka bean notes) running through it like a filigree. In the same way, top perfumers like Alberto Morillas, Jean Claude Ellena, Christine Nagel and Annick Menardo have their own signatures, their own unique creative styles, their own sensitivity to the ingredients, their own ways of choosing and blending them. A delicate, personal, creative experience rich with emotion and personal history… ” Read the rest of the article.

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  • Christine: Wow! The ad alone is enough to make me want to try Gris Clair. I love mountains. February 7, 2006 at 11:29am Reply

  • Halyna: Dear V, Thank you for this very interesting series of articles, especially the one about Serge Lutens. I just happened to glance at the author and she has the same first name as my DC (dear cousin and my original perfume muse) who recently passed. It was just nice to see her name, so thank you for that.

    Halyna February 7, 2006 at 11:53am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: C, it is very fresh and bracing. If you like lavender, you are definitely going to love Gris Clair. February 7, 2006 at 12:11pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Halyna, I am glad that you enjoyed them and that you were reminded of your cousin. I am sorry to hear that she is no longer with you, but I know that you have many fond memories of her. Scents are able to preserve memories like nothing else. February 7, 2006 at 12:12pm Reply

  • parislondres: Thanks for this dear V! I enjoyed reading all the articles.

    Hope you are well. 🙂 February 7, 2006 at 1:42pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Thank you, dear N! I am doing better. Hope that your week is going nicely. February 7, 2006 at 3:57pm Reply

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