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’m polyamorous when it comes to perfume, so I couldn’t pick just one. But I will say Frédéric Malle’s Portrait of a Lady elicits the most compliments when I wear it. The name might suggest a certain buttoned-up primness, but not so: it smells like the most opulent roses and intense patchouli—a statement maker, for sure.
What’s your best new find? Not totally new, but Byredo Inflorescence is the cure for winter. Luminous.
How many bottles are in your fragrance collection? Let’s just say I organize my beauty products at home in what’s supposed to be a dresser for clothes. Fragrances take up a lot of the real estate.
What’s your signature spritz style? Spray air, walk through, times two. Also, whenever I travel, I love bringing a scent I’ve never worn before. The fragrance “seals” the memory of the trip, so when I wear it again in the future, it instantly flashes me back to that time and place. It’s a little brain trick. Honeymooners, take note!
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