“Since antiquity, humans transformed walls, stones and also plants to survive. So, in this laboratory, I wanted to show that to give a more holistic vision of the history—which is nature and chemistry—and everything is in everything.” [Mathilde] Laurent’s poetic, artistic vision celebrates not just the perfume as product, but the actual art of making it as well. “I would say cooking is the neighbor of perfumery. Mixology is the neighbor of perfumery. Gardening is the neighbor of perfumery. And I wanted all these neighborhoods to be present in the laboratory,” she explains.
— Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent on her new laboratory in Paris. Read more in Cartier's Mathilde Laurent Is Redefining The Art Of Perfumery at Gotham.