The difference between a technical piece of fragrance and a bottled true work of art is like night and day, rain or shine. One with the know-how of a perfumer can extract the scent of a rose and a jasmine or chypres and balms, but it takes an artist to be able to bring you to a different place and time with just a whiff, to trigger in you the same emotions of that moment with a dry down that is just as complex, yet vaguely familiar with those same notes. The question of when and what is appropriate in a fragrance becomes less of a concern when you know you are wearing a story and making it your own. –Marbbie Tagabucba
Shalimar eau de parfum, price available upon request, Guerlain. 34 Boulevard Saint Germain natural spray, P8,750, Diptyque.
Styled by Marbbie Tagabucba
Production Design by Danielle Zuniga
Photographed by Cru Camara
Guerlain is located at 1/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. Diptyque is located at 1/F Rustan’s, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.