Happy May 1st! In a few hours I will be meeting with my friend Angela of Now Smell This, and we will be smelling the very lily-of-the-valley patch that inspired Diorissimo, the one Mr. Edmond Roudnitska planted in his garden... If I can gather myself long enough to take a picture, I'll post it tomorrow.
I am a writer and translator based in Ottawa, as well as the perfume editor for Citizen K and a writer for NEZ, the olfactive magazine. 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.