The London-based perfumer shares her inspirations and signature scent
And found myself drawn in by scent throughout my childhood and teens on different levels. It wasn’t until I studied at university in London that I started exploring perfume materials and experimenting with compositions.
It could be a place, a photograph or even a person. I think about notes that will characterize what it is I wish to achieve and structure my formula around those. I make a few different variations and leave them to mature. I then go back to them and smell, evaluate, wear and tweak until I am happy.
Was the starting point for my current perfumes. I’ve created a series of fragrances that tell a story based on these photos and my own childhood memories growing up. Even though they’re personal to me, I find that others relate well to them too.
And in a way that you can control yourself. I love that I can combine so many of my favourite design aspects into one job.
It suits all weathers, seasons and times of day for me. I always carry a bottle in my bag.
So, the Clara dress stood out to me for these reasons. The tassels were an added bonus. I do have a pink and frilly side, if done in the right way of course.
Photography: Jessica Mahaffey
Stylist: Kendal Boyle
Hair & Make-up: Claire De Graft