Vanessa York - Perfumer


Fleurs du Mal, flowers of evil; it's the brilliant and evocative name of a collection of poems written in the 19th century by the great French writer Charles Baudelaire.

And it's true; perfumeries - particularly natural perfumeries, such as this one is - tend to be named for the pure beauty of nature, rather than its darker side. But I've always loved those poems, with their dissonances and harmonies, and the way they entangle beauty with disgust, love and desire with bitterness, abandonment, and exaltation.

Fleurs du Mal



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