First, learning about the raw materials. Just like a musician who practices everyday, I smelled and smelled again raw materials (essences) for many years. One, two or even 10 per day. At different times of the day, sometimes pure, sometimes diluted, in order to grasp all the nuances, subtleties, to make a note all the sensations, impressions, images, colours… that I perceived.
Thanks to the way I fed my memory with these scents, I was later able to work on combinations. And like a musician must never stop playing, because nothing is ever really acquired or mastered, I continue, year after year, to practice, smell, feel, grasp, and understand materials.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MATERIALS
Raw materials are an essential starting point in the formulation process. They sometimes rasp like wild silk or they are as soft as velvet, cold or hot, bright blue or bright red, they are the basis for this multi-sensory experience that is a perfume.
I want to be able to “touch” and “see”. A perfume must “take shape”, come to life.