The American Conservatives, The Washington Post, December 9, 2016, 1:20pm ESTCarolina Herrera is one of the most popular perfume writers of her generation, but her work has taken a beating lately.
Her latest perfume, The Maison Maria, has been a major hit, but now she’s out with another new perfume: the fragrance mania.
This year, Herrera teamed up with the French luxury brand Dior to create The Maister Maria, a fragrance infused with notes of mint and fresh grass, all rolled into one.
The result is a scent that’s more sophisticated than her earlier offerings, but it’s still a scent of feminine sophistication.
Herrera told The American Conservatant that the perfume has a “vintage elegance” that she attributes to her time working with some of the best perfume artists in the world, including Dior’s Renée Zellweger and Chanel’s Lucie Dejeme.
I’ve been told that the fragrance is like an homage to Dior and the Chanel Labrie.
But I think I’m just going to call it The Maisons Margielas Mania, I think it’s the perfect title.
It has that feminine elegance and sophistication that’s been a hallmark of Herrera’s work for years.
Herrera was in Paris on Wednesday, December 8, to share a personal story about the inspiration for her fragrance, and to share some thoughts on the perfumes of her peers.
“I’m very interested in what makes women, and especially women of color, different, and I’ve had this very, very deep appreciation for how different and different our makeup is, the different ways that we look,” Herrera said.
The first time I ever went to a perfume store, I thought it was a wonderful experience.
It was a little bit like a salon, with the makeup artists, the perfumers.
But after I did my first perfume, I felt a little overwhelmed.
She also spoke about her experiences working with other influential perfume artists, including Chanel Labrie’s Jules Dassin, who helped her create the fragrance.
Jules Dassin (left) and Carola Herrera (right).
Dassin and Herrera had collaborated on the perfume, La Vie de Maison (2016) (Courtesy of Dior) Dissolving a glass, Herrera explained that Dassins approach to the art of perfumery is a little different than the way many perfumers approach their craft.
Dasses are more about finding the right balance between the natural and the artificial.
They don’t have a lot of ingredients, so there’s less of a process.
In terms of creating a fragrance that she believes is a reflection of herself, Herrera said that she’s trying to make sure that it is “not a representation of myself” but instead a reflection “of my personality and how I feel about myself.”
When I think about what makes a woman special, she said, “I think about how she looks in a particular dress, how she smiles when she’s having fun.”
Herreas favorite part of the perfumé process is the “synthetic scent.”
“My first one, La Vie de maison, was just the best,” she said.
“I felt like the most comfortable I’ve ever felt in my life, and it’s something that I’ve been trying to do for years.”
Herremas perfume has received positive reviews from the American Women’s Health (AWH) and Beauty & Beyond for its “feminine sophistication” and “sensual, sensual scent.”
Herrera has a reputation for crafting complex fragrances that are both masculine and feminine.
For example, the fragrance mania is a more refined version of the original perfume.
Another example of Herrera refining her approach to perfume is the scent mania with Perfume of the Year (2015).
Herres “natural” fragrants include the fragrance lavender and lavender ombre, which was the only fragrance that made the cut.
“It was a fragrance where you really get a really nice lavender-and-lavender-lavendar-and the vanilla is really nice, but there’s not a lot in there that’s masculine or feminine,” Herrera explained.
My favorite is the lavender mania with La Maison, which is really like an all-day-long lavender perfume.
I’ve tried a lot, and they all feel really natural.
Some fragrands have a more feminine scent that you want to work with, but Herrera says she’s