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    Default Article: An Interview with Bertrand Duchaufour & Denyse Beaulieu on the release of SÚville Ó l'aube


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    Wonderful interview!!! Loved it!!!

    Mr. Duchaufour is completely hilarious with that fan! Strike a pose...VOGUE!

    Can┤t wait for the perfume!

    Congrats Lila!!!

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    Default Re: Article: An Interview with Bertrand Duchaufour & Denyse Beaulieu on the release of SÚville Ó l'a

    Great interview Lila, thanks!

    l just read the book, & l can recommend it to anyone fascinated with the process of creating a perfume. l will definitely be trying Seville a l'Aube!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Owww, I was there on the Wednesday, I wish I could have met you again Lila!!
    It was a lovely talk

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    Owww, I was there on the Wednesday, I wish I could have met you again Lila!!
    It was a lovely talk
    Thanks everyone. Glad you enjoyed meeting them too Freddie and hope to see you again soon!
    It was a real treat talking to them both. He's a very lovely man, warm and cerebral. She's so full of life and has a real sensibility for perfume. I enjoyed re-reading the book and smelling the finished perfume at the same time.

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    I love what they say about the process of creation, leaving the work, coming back to it, intuition, chance, erasing it, and analysis. Just like any other art really, but I love to hear it applied to fragrance composition. Great interview Lila!

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    Thank you for a good read!

    This statement by Denyse interested me:
    "...When people ask me if it takes me back to Spain, I tell them it takes me back to it’s exhilarating moment of creation, which for a perfume lover has to be the thing."

    I take it to mean that the fragrance is not a photorealistic and immediately evocative reproduction of the scents of that night (how could that be achieved? It would be very difficult, if not impossible), but an impressionistic portrayal of them.

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    I think what she meant is that the perfume doesn't remind her of that one night in Seville (though the olfactory ingredients of the night were in there), when she smells the perfume now, it takes her back to the time she had with Bertrand and that moment that they both realised they had a creation.

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    Yes, that is what I got out of it, too. I understood about her memory of the realization of the perfume in its final version.

    But by extension, we who smell it also would not be smelling that night just as it was, but an impression of it. If the perfume had in fact truly reproduced that night (impossible feat, not to be expected) then smelling it would remind her of that night. I'm sure we have all had moments when we smelled something that instantly took us back to another place or time.

    That is not a criticism of the perfume! Just an observation.
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    I want to know, who is the handsome devil second from the right in the photo?

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