Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The art of perfumery is a wonderful thing. The first ever perfume scent I ever fell in love with was Daisy Marc Jacobs, which launched in 2007. It was love at first smell. The combination of strawberry, violet leaf, spicy grapefruit and gardenia instantly won me over. It was the first time I ever cared for a perfume scent, before then I never had much interest in perfumes. I never had the money to spare on a bottle of Daisy. So any time I walked through a department store or the airport duty free, I would spray some Daisy and I would instantly feel happy. I swear perfumes induce happiness. There must be some study on this! I finally bought the Daisy roller ball last summer - it was a very glorious day indeed. It was my scent for summer 2012.

I've been loving Marc Jacobs perfumes from Daisy to Lola and the different editions every year to Dot and the newly announced Honey, which is due in July/August. Honey is described as a vibrant, sunny, enchanting floral fragrance. Its golden shimmering scent is making me so ready for the summer. The fragrance opens with green pear, fruit punch and juicy mandarin. Orange blossom, honeysuckle, peach nectar in the heart. The base hosts accords of honey, golden vanilla and smooth woods. This combination sounds so warm, fresh and happy! Looking forward to seeing the advertising shots by Juergen Teller.

I've always loved honey. I love the word honey, it always conjures up images of Winnie the Pooh and his beloved honey pot. I love honey as a term of endearment. I love how honey is extracted from the flower's nectar. I love truffle honey - it is delicious. In the spring of 2011, I found the lovely Honey Nectar scent by Love and Toast. It was a happy discovery at a cute boutique on Kearny Street in San Francisco. I wore that scent during the spring and summer months of 2011, so it makes me yearn for that time period of my life. It's amazing how a scent can trigger memories or certain time periods of your life. It's called olfactory memory. Beautiful, huh?

I really love the idea of creating a film or story behind a perfume scent. I've always loved flowers, it just makes sense that I appreciate the art of perfumery. I think it takes a true storyteller, scientist, artist and dreamer to create a beautiful scent and bottle design. It's a very psychological, emotional, historical and literary experience that comes with perfume making. And there is an astrological association with flowers and perfume making, which is just so fascinating. I think it's about creating a girl in mind and then the scent becomes the embodiment of the girl's personality and charm. Who knows maybe someday in the future, I'll be able to create a scent along with each film that I hope to make. I would love to combine my love of storytelling and perfumery and create magic!

For perfume aficionadas, Fragrantica is a great Perfume Encyclopedia.