Katherine Lalancette, Beauty Director, LOULOU
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? I fell in love with Lanvin’s Éclat d’Arpège at 14 when a department store saleswoman handed me a sample. It was my first “grown-up” fragrance and I wore it daily for nearly a decade. I still revisit it from time to time and am instantly transported back to endless teenage summers!
What’s your best new find? Elizabeth and James’ Nirvana Black was very much a love-at-first-smell experience for me. Maybe the fact that I was standing next to the Olsen Twins (the creators of the fragrance) in New York when it happened had something to do with it! To me, it’s a clean, modern take on quintessentially bohemian notes. Its strength and sensuality really appeal to me.
How many bottles are in your fragrance collection? At least a dozen! There are definitely some recurring notes and styles. I’m partial to musk, amber and sandalwood, with occasional floral cameos, mostly rose and violet.
What’s your signature spritz style? A spritz on the inside of my wrists, one on the neck, and an extra one behind the knees in the warmer months.
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