Prada welcomes the Year of the Monkey (with handbags, basically).
Like a chef who only uses ingredients grown within 100 miles of her kitchen, a large part of [Mandy] Aftel’s pride and satisfaction is derived from the sacrifice that comes out of self-imposed constraints. That those constraints result in a limited but more exuberant lexicon is more than just a pleasant side effect; it’s arguably what Aftel’s business is all about — exposing the uninitiated to the world’s most precious products and talking about them.
— Read more at The World’s Most Dedicated All-Natural Perfumer at The New York Times. Hat tip to Julien!
Actor Chris Pine for the new Armani Code Profumo.