Happy Almost-Friday! What fragrance are you wearing?
I’m in Kerosene Unforsaken, perfect for a way-too-cold spring day.
Reminder: on 3/24, wear one of your “top 10 of spring” fragrances…
Off-topic, sort of, but you need something to cart around all those fragrance samples, right? The Pug Beauty Bag by Catseye ("The Pug on Caramel Large Beauty Bag is gorgeously soft in caramel shades of malleable plastic. With a neat inner pocket for little treats, this spacious bag will keep your kit from getting ruff.") $32 at Ron Robinson.
Alber Elbaz and Frédéric Malle talk about the new Alber Elbaz par Frédéric Malle Superstitious. A little over 7 minutes.
They decided to adapt a grand aldehyde floral on which Malle had been working with perfumer Dominique Ropion. Chanel No 5 gets its lively, polished quality from an aldehyde (a type of organic compound) that was synthesised in the early 20th century, and Malle and Ropion wanted to revisit the ingredient in a modern, original version. Yet Ropion’s incarnation was deemed “too perfect” by Elbaz, who asked for it to be “a little bit more punk”.
— Alber Elbaz par Frédéric Malle Superstitious launches this week. Read more at Alber Elbaz and Frédéric Malle: when fashion meets fragrance at Financial Times.