Guerlain perfumer Thierry Wasser, in Tunisia to talk about neroli.
When you create a family of fragrances (unlike when you have children) you can predict their character because you are inventing them. You want them to form a harmonious, happy family. Because I think fragrance should be uplifting and eventually boost your self-esteem. It should give you confidence and make you happy. This is my way of looking at designing fragrances. I’m not tortured as a French poet, or like Tchaikovsky who needed to be miserable to write music. So that’s why I want to have this happy family.
— Perfumer Thierry Wasser talks to AEWorld. Read more at Guerlain Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser Chats Fragrance in The Middle East and Creating His Masterpiece.