We all know that fashion and fragrance do go hand and hand, and more than ever before, the lucky 8 graduating students of Paris' École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs learned, in the most fortunate way. We're a little jealous, it's true, these students got to pair up with eight International Flavors & Fragrances perfumers — including Olivier Polge, Anne Flipo and Jean-Christophe Hérault — to create fragrances inspired by their end-of-year fashion collections.
What we would have done to attend the Paris Obeservatory's gardens to view the clothing and sample the scents, ah, we can only dream.
Perfumer Dominique Ropion told WWD about student Lysmina Attou's collection and fragrance, “I saw what she does and what she wanted to say in her design,” explained Ropion, adding he presented Attou some notes, such as osmanthus, jasmine and tuberose. In the end, they concocted a juice that’s both “very carnal and something metallic,” he said.
For photos of the Mode & Sens event, visit WWD here.