Internationally-fêted ballet dancer, Polina Semionova, is Schoen’s creative partner for the new fragrance in the series, Precision & Grace. “I was fascinated by what goes on in the mind of a great dancer while she’s dancing,” says Schoen, ‘in the precision she must have to express the grace.” “Without intelligent work, there is no result,” explains Semionova. “even if you have a great gift. The precision only comes with hours of work in the studio. Then, when I go on stage, I don’t think anymore. I release myself to the music. I fly.”
The fragrance is balanced between uplifting fruity notes and powdery florals. “I wanted to have pear and plum because they remind me of summer in the Russian countryside of my childhood,” says Semionova. “When I smell pear and plum it makes me smile.” The top note of Williams pear springs out of the bottle with its crisp, juicy greenness. The heart of the fragrance is an unusual fruity-floral accord of Egyptian jasmine with plum. Harmonising with this key accord are airy florals such as mimosa, freesia and osmanthus.
Additional notes include sandalwood, pink pepper and musk.
The Beautiful Mind Volume 2 Precision & Grace is available now at Essenza Nobile in Germany, in 100 ml Eau de Toilette, €150.