Dreamed up and created my first perfume ever today. I also signed up for a full 12-class beginner course in fragrance compounds. Cannot wait to learn and create more, and share my creations in this space!
There is something incredibly fulfilling about imagining a story, place, person, translating that into scent, and actually making it happen. I feel like something abstract and inexplicable has been drawn out from deep within, and given form.
8/17 Today’s creation: Perfume No. 1 - Sunday with Plato
The image of my grandfather’s old house. Sitting by an open window on a warm, sunlit Sunday morning. I read an old copy of Plato. The green scent of the garden outside gently wafts in.
Formula (approximately in cc):
(I am taking a course using pre-mixed compounds instead of singular ingredients, of which there are often ~100 in a perfume.)
"I'm from Libya," he said. I don't know what to say. It's as if he'd told me he'd just come from his father's funeral.
The first specialty coffee shop in Ikebukuro and Junkudo (bookstore) resonate.
Editing is interpreting.
The Riddle of Steel.
The man stands motionless in a crush of white-shirted salarymen, as they swarm past him, toward the single escalator.
Rêve de centre commercial-piscine
Birthday walk home