Pierre Benard Segu (Osmoart) managed to find some time in his quite busy schedule to answer my questions, for which I’m grateful!
My only disclaimer regarding this interview is this: as always, when my professor happens to teach with all of his/her heart and soul, sharing knowledge generously and with genuine love – I do fall in love. The most surprising thing for me is that after all these years – I fell in love with – chemistry! I have begun to see it as poetry!
Meet Pierre Benard Segu, and find out more about so many ways he lives, breathes, and shares his knowledge about perfumery!
“The Ghost Perfumer” is the true story of a seductive clothing empire heir – Olivier Creed – who brainwashed perhaps the world’s best perfumer into becoming his secret scent-creator for decades, nicking his byline for nothing but a few custom suits and turning that fragrant output into a company sold in 2020 for about $1 billion to the world’s largest asset manager – all of it amounting perhaps to the greatest con in luxury retail history. – Gabe Oppenheim
Gabe wrote a fascinating and breathtaking true story about people of perfume, art, relationships in the perfume industry, profit, fame, love, deceit, and here is my interview with him!
Born and raised in Grasse, Aurelien Guichard – coming from a family of perfumers for 7 generations and trained in the famous Givaudan School, is a perfumer signing close to one hundred creations prior to co-founding his own brand in 2019, amidst the Covid19 crisis.
A chemist, an artist, a Master perfumer: Ralf Schwieger. Blending finely contrasts of precise and measurable -chemistry, and somewhat messy and unpredictable – art, expressing himself in a unique, his way, making perfumes with a personality.
An Original. Chiseling raw materials into perfumes that are works of art, with precision and grace: the sculptor of scents.
Il Profumo, Illustrated – Massimo‘s name has already become synonymous with perfume illustrations: you might have seen his work for perfume brands or noticed his drawings of dainty Lilly of The Valley flowers, roses, or blooming tuberoses. He has successfully combined two of his passions, two art forms, one enhancing the other and vice versa.
The new cover for The Plum Girl website is also created by Massimo Alfaioli, a change made to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the blog!
He kindly accepted my invitation to answer some questions about his work and passions, and I’m very happy to bring you this interview!
The Plum Girl Interview- Adventures of a curious nose, or Avventure di un naso curioso: some time ago a dear friend of The Plum Girl, Andrej Babicky asked me to chit-chat with him about perfume ‘n’ stuff. Instead of a podcast, we agreed upon an interview in a written form for the Beauty Scenario webzine.
We discussed perfume/fragrance, perfume reviews, the importance of perfume reviews, and quite a few other scent-related things!