Please welcome M.J. Rose to Metroreader. Rose, the author of the best-seller The Book Of Lost Fragrances, shares how the fragrance Âmes Soeurs, the Scent of Soulmates, was created:
Guest Post - Âmes Soeurs, the Scent of Soulmates
I had wanted to commission one and looked into it but to do it well with a really quality perfumer was astronomically expensive. Far more than I got paid for the book. I gave up on that idea early on.
When I was writing the book – to keep in the world of scent – I burned a lot of candles. When I finished writing, I gave a copy of the book, to the perfumer who’d created the candles that had inspired me the most. Frederick Bouchardy. (Joya Studios).
After he read the novel he contacted me and we met for tea in the Peninsula Hotel in NYC. He told me he loved the book and wanted to create his version of the fragrance at the heart of the novel. I was so astonished and honored, I actually started to cry.
Bouchardy even named the fragrance after one in the book: Âmes Sœurs the sense of soul mates. It has hints of Frankincense, Myrrh, Orange Blossom and Jasmine. I think it has a smoky uncommon finish that suggests the past and the future, and lost souls reunited.
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