Is your dream to become a perfumer yourself?
Would you like to start your own brand?
Design bottles maybe?
Work in perfume retail? Open your own store?
Do you see yourself working in the industry in the future?
Or are you happy on the consumer side? Glad to watch from a distance?
I’m fine where I am. If I had money in a serious way, I might think about opening a niche perfume store a là Scent Bar in LA, or if I really aim over the top, then something like the Haute Parfumerie at Harrods in London, but those are only pipe dreams.
Writing about perfume from a healthy distance, into what – as occasional glimpses show me – is not such a happy industry (because such a thing does not exist), is fine for me.
I like to be my own boss and the freedom to do as I please and go where my nose and my fancy lead me. Being a part of the perfume industry would probably take a lot of the fun out of it for me.
How about you? What are your secret dreams and aspirations?