The dream perfume is one that can be smelled and experienced in the moment, for the time of one inhalation, but not one to be worn. It is not an ornament, or an item of clothing, nor is it a protection. It is pure emotion. This concept might be confusing because imagining a perfume in this way takes us outside its usual codes. I dream up a perfume as a poetic offering, a ‘sudden ravishing delight of unpredictability’ in the words of haiku-writers, who reveal the unknown at the very heart of the familiar.
- 8th October