"The moan comes unbidden as I dip my nose into the glass bell that I’ve
just lifted off Frédéric Malle’s new Tubereuse candle. This must be what
it feels like to be a moth hovering over moon-pale blossoms: not a
perfume, but the very scent of a sprig, cool green over creamy-smooth
Why do certain scents love our skin? To read the rest of my article, please click here to access the Elle.com website.
I am a writer and translator based in Paris, as well as the perfume editor for Citizen K. My book The Perfume Lover, A Personal History of Scent is published by Harper Collins (UK), St. Martin's Press (USA) and Penguin (Canada). The perfume linked to the book,Séville à l'aube, was composed by Bertrand Duchaufour for L'Artisan Parfumeur.