A short video for the new Red Musk from The Body Shop.
...Squirrely, who takes the bottle of Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather from our last giveaway. Congratulations!
The perfumer’s trained nose could pick up a faint scent in the glass bowls, and declared acuta’s smell to be “quite sophisticated,” Simun said. It contained musk, green, and floral elements, as well as a sweet, almost tropical note at the end. Working with the perfumer, Simun split the scent into two elements—a fragrance, to be delivered to the nostrils using her smell headset, and a flavor, to be consumed as a cocktail. Together, she hoped, the two would mingle in a participant’s olfactory system to create a fleeting perception of Agalinis acuta’s scent as never before experienced by humans.
— Artist Miriam Simun gets help from IFF to capture the scent of an almost-extinct flower. Read more at Agalinis Acuta, Phantom Flower at The New Yorker.
The Daily Californian visits Mandy Aftel of Aftelier.
A stroll through the garden created by Diptyque founders Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet (both men are now deceased), in Normandy.