Do you have a favorite perfumer?
Someone whose work you follow?
Is there any one perfumer whose style pefectly fits yours?
Who is the one you would commission to make your dream perfume if you could?
It will surprise no one when I say that Jean-Claude Ellena is my favorite perfumer. His work for Hermès (L’Ambre des Merveilles, Rose Ikebana and… well, all of them really), Frédéric Malle (Bigarade Concentrée and L’Eau d’Hiver) and L’Artisan Parfumeur (L’Eau d’Ambre) are firm favorites.
I also always try to smell perfumes made by Vero Kern, Bertrand Duchaufour and Mandy Aftel. Of the new kids on the block, Viktoria Minya really stood out for me last year with her Hedonist, although it is too early to call her a favorite perfumer after only one fragrance, I look eagerly forward to anything she will create in the future.
Whose work speaks to you?
Who is your favorite nose?