Fabrice Penot and Eddie Roschi of Le Labo talk about their fragrance line, and about the creation of a new signature scent for Le Méridien hotels.
Update: in case anyone else was wondering who was doing the cover of I Melt With You (originally by Modern English), it's Nouvelle Vague.
The smell of culture is the smell of a mouldering book? Errrrr…. okay.
I quite liked Nouvelle vague's first album but they're a novelty act acting chic really. Not that I don't love that track – it's just so damn ubiquitous here in the UK – Nouvelle Vague channel Hope Sandoval channel Nico…
LOL — ah well, guessing that the scent smells better than that. In fact, wouldn't be surprised if it was darned good. I do love Le Labo.
I didn't know NV, but after listening to clips of their first album, I can see what you mean — not sure I'd want to listen to the whole thing at once. But have a weakness for covers and a weakness for Bossa Nova covers (must put in a plug for Todd Rundgren's With A Twist). I'll end up buying Melt With You eventually.
I love that short vintage clip of the woman with a grgeous head of helmet hair sniffing her wrist!!! I wonder what she was wearing??? Miss Dior??
I liked the vintage clips too, including the one of Grasse & the other one with Mr. Perfumer-Man. But the helmet-hair-woman keeps moving the bottle around, can't see what it is!