The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur

The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur


An intimate exploration of suggestion and creativity, from the "parfumeur exclusif" of the home of Hermès. A smell has incantatory powers, able to transporting you in your earlier, of kindling fantasies, of constructing a bright mise en scène—literally out of skinny air. within the palms of the actually nice, body spray production is a type of alchemy. the place does proposal for this visceral artwork come from? How does one seize the essence of feelings, of wish? Jean-Claude Ellena has an elegant reward. As "parfumeur exclusif" (or "the nose") for Hermès, he elevates perfume to an artwork shape. A "writer of perfume," his concoctions are as finely composed and evocative as a haiku. he's additionally a conjurer of types: "I create an phantasm that's truly improved than fact . . . you input the odor and persist with the path." The Diary of a nostril is a suite of Ellena’s meditations at the global of scents, and what stirs his production of a few of the world’s such a lot wanted fragrances. notion can come from anywhere—a industry stall, a panorama, or maybe the stream of calligraphy. although each one scent has its personal exact personality, a proficient perfumer creates olfactory reports which are intensely own and designated, that blossom at the physique and go away a hint folks lingering once we have left a room. Seductive, smooth, and stylish as any of Ellena’s creations, The Diary of a nostril seeks to trap the main elusive aspects of this rarefied and mysterious artwork.

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