Orris. True love is deep and resilient, and it’s very precious, like orris, the most expensive ingredient in perfumery. It’s richer than gold. Orris crawls underground, and it’s strong and difficult to destroy. But when you smell it, it’s powdery, comfortable, beautiful, and really unique, and that’s love to me.
— Perfumer Emilie Bouge on the scent of love. Read more in The Perfumer Who Loves the Smell of Stables at The Cut.