We had a conversation about a perfume by Guerlain called Nahema and about the rose accord in it. My theory was that it was made in a certain way, Dominique [Ropion]'s theory was that it was made in the different way. And then we sort of looked at each other like, oh, maybe we just take that rose accord and put a huge part of it in the product. It was the probably the biggest eureka moment in my thirty plus years in perfumery. It was amazing, to completely turn the thing around.
— Frédéric Malle on Portrait of a Lady. Read more in History of the Hero: Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady at Harper's Bazaar.