When people ask me how I come up with a formula for a new perfume, I’m not sure I know myself. It’s like a wild bird that sings only when nobody’s watching. In a way, perfumery is like other creative processes, such as writing or painting, where you might have a theme or know what colours you’re going to use, but where there’s still that element of magic and it just comes out of you.
— Perfumer Daniela Andrier, quoted in A Life in the Day: Daniela Andrier in the UK Times Online.
The perfume wardrobe may be a sign of sluttishness or connoisseurship: of the duty-free dabbler or the addict who eschews a single fix for multiple mainlining.
— Signature scents are out, perfume wardrobes are in. Columnist Hannah Betts investigates in Scents of self.
R, thanks so much for the Andrier link. What a warm, down-to-earth person who enjoys her job and life immensely and handles four children at the same time! I wish there were more articles like this one, where you get to spend a day with your favorite perfumer. Really must order a decant of IdI, have been meaning to ever since your lovely review. And you know we share a love of Prada Man
Hey, did you notice her youngest is called Iris?
Yes, wouldn't a whole series like this be perfect?? Do try IdI, I think you'll like it very much.
R, is this the Prada Infusion d'Iris? I tried a decant of this after your lovely review, but it was practically water on me! Ever the optimist, I am still looking forward to the release of Iris Pallida…
Points off for reading comprehension: Her *nanny* handles four children at the same time!
Okay, okay, so the nanny looks after the kids, but isn't bearing four children a feat in itself? Although I did wonder when exactly she spends time with them… Point taken!
It is very light, I'll admit, but I find the lasting power to be really good. I'm looking forward to Iris Pallida too though!