BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT: WHAT I NEED FROM YOU
In order that this experience is as gracious as possible for all concerned there are a few things I request from possible clients before an appointment is scheduled.
First I like to make sure that you're familiar with my work. Every perfumer has a style all their own. Mine is rather wide but still quite unique. If possible, I suggest you visit my gallery and sniff around before making an appointment. 300 to 400 accords from my collection are always on display as well as collections of my ready-to-wear perfumes. You'll be able to sniff them all and tell quite easily if I'm the one to make a perfume for you.
Secondly I do like you to have a good idea of what you'd like your perfume to be. I can certainly help you to expand & refine your idea but it must start with you. Also this idea will tell me if this is a perfume I can or will do. (I don't want to get all temperamental here but if you want an “Egyptian Musk” based scent you are barking up the wrong tree.) I want to make sure you're going to be absolutely delighted with the scent I create & I want to be happy to have made it for you.
Inspiration for a scent can take many forms. It can capture a special memory for you & a favorite place or time perhaps. It could be a blend of accords each of which has a special meaning to you. A custom scent might also be about your absolute favorite smell in the world that I'll polish and set for you rather like a gem.
Keep in mind my work is about the Experience of Scent so any perfume I make for you will always reflect your own experience. Almost anything is possible so let your mind run free.
I prefer you to email me your idea for your perfume prior to the appointment & just a line or two or a brief paragraph is fine. That way I can pull Accords I think you may like from my archive (not everything is on display all the time). This also gives me a bit of time to think about your scent as well.