THE MAGICAL POWER OF OLFACTION Like a set of footprints through our lives, olfaction has the magical ability to bring back the most hidden emotions and memories. Of all our senses, it’s the most powerful and the most mysterious. Indeed olfaction and by extension the artistry of perfume, is highly complex. Memories, emotions, sensations, the list of ingredients that inspire a perfumer is vast and the composition of an olfactive melody is hard to understand. If one wants to decode the true power of perfume, driven by an inextinguishable thirst for knowledge, there is a similar language, one that’s even more intuitive. Music.
PLAYING WITH NOTES A perfumer and a musician are like twin brothers, inseparable mirrors. The hand of the musician scribbles on paper, the lines curve beneath his quill, drawing up words to be transformed into notes. The ears judge the chord, striving for perfection. The hand of the perfumer reaches for vials filled with notes, juggling between pipettes. The nose tirelessly sniffs and smells, adding, taking away and summoning memories to the fore. Playing with those notes, both perfumer and musician compose their own harmony.