In a way, Arpa amounts to a reset for [perfumer Barnabé] Fillion, who has an ongoing relationship with Aesop, having created for the line such noteworthy scents as the smoky floral Rōzu, the herbaceous Karst and the spicy Marrakech Intense. He’s also designed perfumes for Paul Smith and Le Labo. His new venture, by contrast, is intended as a purely creative exercise uninhibited by trends or commercial briefs, one that sparks ritualistic and multisensory experiences. “I don’t have any targets,” he says. “I made the choice to take this freedom.”
— Read more in For Barnabé Fillion, Fragrance Is a Multisensory Affair at The New York Times.