From Scarf to Scent

From Scarf to Scent

You may know Twilly as the perfect accessory—the traditional square silk scarf first introduced by Hermès in the 1930s and since produced in hundreds of pattern and colour combos (beyond their round-the-neck use, these have also graced our handbags and hair). By SARAH BANCROFT

 

You’ve said that launching a new perfume is still very difficult for you. Why? Talking about my perfume is very delicate for me because it is so emotional, and really I imagined with time it would be easier but, no, because each story is special and with each story I reinvent myself. I put my heart into my creations. And it’s a very important moment because my work is finished now, and now I know my perfume will live only if women put it on their skin. It’s the moment where I let my child go to live its life

Say My Name

Say My Name

“When I first started at Guerlain, I smelled my mother everywhere,” says Isabelle Artus, editorial director at Guerl AIN. She is making a reference to the 90-year-old Shalimar, the iconic fragrance that liberated women wore in the 1960s and ’70s.

Scent from Paris

Scent from Paris

People associate fragrance with luxury goods, but it is so much more than that,” says Sandra Armstrong, director and co-founder of Le Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris. “It is emblematic of French culture and art de vivre.” By SARAH BANCROFT

The Look of Love

The Look of Love

After seeing his future wife, Victoria Beckham, wearing a catsuit in a Spice Girls video, David Beckham reportedly declared, “That one there—that’s the girl I’m going to marry.” It’s no surprise that Ms. Beckham’s eponymous fashion line is now known for its sexy silhouettes. By SARAH BANCROFT