the nose knows

by byemilyjayne

this month, i designed two fragrances based on people i know. one for my dad, who was one of the best-smelling men ever. (pretty sure he has a lot to do with my penchant for great-smelling dudes but more about that later)
the other was a gift commemorating a milestone b-day for a woman i love like a sister.

i adore the results but, sadly i realize that customized scents is just not a service i’ll ever be able to offer. the process requires a particular intimacy, one that’s less about knowing someone’s style than a having an almost proximal understanding of one’s spirit… it’s a ‘i know you/i breathe you’ kinda thing.