In my childhood, I remember when I was around 4 years old or something, in primary school, my teacher would wear a fragrance that would fill the corridors and the entire classroom. It was a very creamy, embracing, comforting scent. What is crazy is that I started studying fragrances when I was 20, 21 years old; at school, we started learning about the composition of classical fragrances, and when I smelled it, more than 17 years later, I immediately recognized it: Guerlain’s Samsara.
— Perfumer Jérôme Di Marino on his first scent memory. Read more in The Perfumer Who Loves the Smell of His Cats’ Fur at The Cut.