My job is the most beautiful job on earth and I love everything about it, but there are a few important moments that happen [in my process]. The first is when I discover a new material, as that’s when the whole process [of creating a new scent] begins in my mind. I wonder, what can I do with this? How can I use that treasure? The second is the process of creating, which I really love. But the ultimate part is what happens when I’ve put my heart into something. I don’t have a recipe for success, so I can only hope that I’ll touch somebody’s emotions.
— Perfumer Christine Nagel on being a perfumer. Read more in Career Girl: How Hermès’s Christine Nagel Got The Chicest Job In Beauty at Vogue UK.