The fragrance, called Fleurs d’un Soir, includes orris root, rose, and jasmine notes, all sourced from IFF-LMR Naturals, based in Grasse, France. The fragrance will be unique to this event, never to be repeated.
— Congratulations to perfumer Dominique Ropion, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fragrance Foundation (and created a fragrance just for the event).
A spot from a Paris event featuring IFF's last Speed Smelling set. About 7 1/2 minutes long, including brief appearances by perfumers Bruno Jovanovic, Domitille Michalon-Bertier, Delphine Lebeau, Caroline Dumur, Nicolas Beaulieu, Sophie Labbe, Anne Flipo, Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Dominique Ropion, Julien Rasquinet, Alexis Dadier, Fanny Bal, Jean-Christophe Herault and Nelly Hachem-Ruiz.
How much does a fragrance’s “back story” matter to you? I occasionally try to ignore the promotional copy and just smell a new perfume, just experience it on its own terms, but over and over again I fail in that resolution. I love storytelling. I love visuals. I want to know why people create the things they create. Sometimes a description or advertisement for a particular fragrance resonates with me; more often, it causes me to roll my eyes. I had both reactions to the promotional messaging for Mutiny, the new women’s fragrance from Maison Margiela.
Mutiny was developed by perfumer Dominique Ropion and its tagline is “Assert your self-expression. Banish conformity. Break the rules.” In a short promotional video for Mutiny, Ropion mentions being impressed by Galliano’s “audacity to subvert, deconstruct and rebuild” traditional clothing forms and wanting to do the same thing with tuberose…