Deborah Fulsang, Director of The Whale & The Rose
As we gear up for the 2016 Canadian Fragrance Awards, get to know our panel of expert judges.
What’s your all-time favourite fragrance? That’s a crazy question! It’s like asking me which of my two kids is my favourite. Seriously! I’ve been wearing Chanel Les Exclusifs Coromandel since it was launched—I think 2007. It’s rich and elegant, sexy and spicy, but also fruity and floral. Plus, it seems very French to me, with a capital F. And that’s chic, too. I alternate Coromandel with Bottega Veneta, Terre d’Hermès, Voyage d’Hermès and Hermès Bel Ami Vetiver. Plus, there’s a ridiculous number of other scents on my dresser top that I do wear.
What’s your best new find? I was immediately smitten with the new Prada Infusion d’Iris Cèdre. In fact, when I look at some of my all-time faves, those two key notes appear over and over again. It’s that combination of elegant perfumery (iris) with masculine (cedre)—a great mix that is rather a metaphor for what I gravitate to in fashion, decor and really all style things.
How many bottles are in your fragrance collection? I counted this morning—21 in rotation.
What’s your signature spritz style? Misting into the air and walking through it seems like you’re apologizing for wearing fragrance before you put it on. I apply with more gusto, spraying on my fragrance post-shower, on my neck, perhaps on a wrist or both—depending on my mood—and on my torso around my belly button. Through the day the scent rises and emanates with the heat of your body. Plus, your clothes always smell good, too.
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