It is a problem when an art is turned into caricature. Nowadays, perfumery is a kind of caricature of itself. Vanilla is not the only ingredient that exists. Neither is caramel. I think it causes real damage and is a real pity when it feels like everything smells of either fruit or vanilla or caramel.
— Perfumer Mathilde Laurent. Read more at Cartier in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent: 'People don’t know what they want, and they don’t know what they like' at The National.