I have a mimosa tree in my garden here, and when it blooms, I make a very big bouquet of mimosa. I love the smell, I love the color, I love the pompon. It’s shiny, it’s sunny, and it brings me back to the Tanneron hills, near Grasse, where the mimosa blooms make all the hills turn yellow. There’s something very dewy, a little bit powdery, very comforting, and comfortable about the smell, but it has also this feeling to it that’s creamy, crunchy, and a little bit watery.
— Perfumer Julie Massé on the smell of happiness. Read more in The Perfumer Who Loves the Smell of Shiso Leaves at The Cut.