Fragrantica just published an interview with me today, asking me about various perfume-making topics and offering a sneak preview review of Tabac Aurea:
Thanks very much to Suzy for putting the story together and making the interview so fun, and thanks to Elena for putting such lovely images with the story.
I had a chance to sniff Hilde Soliani’s tobacco scent Bell’ Antonio yesterday, and it’s quite different from the one I’m working on (which is always good for variety!). Hers is a very rich and woodsy, slightly smoky, tabac scent with a light coffee note. It’s more masculine than mine, though hers has been a big hit with both men and women. I like that it’s dry, smoky, and woodsy but doesn’t smell like cigarette smoke. The tobacco note is quite strong though, so you’d need to love tabac to enjoy it. Mine is more of a sweet pipe tobacco scent with woods and leather. I like both.
Things are really busy right now. I’m keeping up with orders but turn-around is a day or two before shipping out.