Man walking, for Hermès H24.
H24’s biggest olfactory flex is rosewood essence – the ultra-rare ingredient extracted from a wild South American tree. After much searching, [perfumer Christine] Nagel found a sustainable supplier of the extract in Peru.
“Can you imagine when I said to Hermès that we should work with a small producer, far away in a remote area of Peru? I was told, ‘Well, we’re going to see for ourselves, just to make sure it’s serious,’” she says. There was zero kidding around: an Hermès buyer took a plane, a bus, a boat – and a solid walk – to reach the supplier and certify the operation. Nagel says she’s proud to be working with a micro-supplier, and to be supporting a sustainable producer.
— H24 is the latest fragrance from Hermès. Read more in Art Versus Science: In Conversation With Hermès' Christine Nagel at GQ Middle East.
My Ponds facial moisturizer smells like cookies. My hair products, shampoo, and soap oscillate between crayons and cantaloupe. Peanut butter smells like crayons or chemicals, while garlic and onions smell like chemicals or caramel. In fact, "gently caramelized" and "lightly charred" are the prevailing aromas of my distorted reality. It's like there's a muted electrical fire in my brain at all times, quietly smoldering from the effort of rewiring the circuitry of olfaction.
— Read more in How I'm Working to Regain My Sense of Smell, Nearly 6 Months After Having COVID-19 at Popsugar.
Angelina Jolie, again, for Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet.
A teaser for the new Nose movie from Dior. At the moment, it is $5.99 to rent on Amazon.