"I was going through an old journal that I had kept while staying in Paris and noted many of the things I enjoyed eating and smelling. This was an important trip for me; I was a bit 'adrift' and it's when I fell in love with Paris, and began to feel at home. It was an emotional trip, and represented a big shift for me personally. I began to wonder if I could make a perfume reflecting this
feeling of possibility, expansiveness. What would that smell like?
"I very much wanted to create something unusual and beautiful. I love Charentais melons (with port poured in the center; it is divine!), so the melon note was quite interesting to me. The melon adds transparency, freshness, and a certain mouthwatering quality, plus it enhances some of the other notes, especially the violet. I don't think of it as the center of the perfume, but it does introduce the "cast of characters" in a very compelling and interesting way. I think this perfume will appeal to women who are sensual, creative and sophisticated."