Hi, it’s Katie! After reading my proposal for Auxeos, Laurent sent his response to my ideas. Squeeee!
I am very excited about your proposal for your perfume.
I have smelled the two fragrances which you like to layer together, and here is what I think. I love the idea of using an ocean-like leather note which I can smell in Cuir de Russie but would like to make it more modern and less smoky. There is a “burnt note” which is not so pleasant, but I like the theme of Cuir de Russie. Regarding Czech & Speake’s Frankincense & Myrrh, there is a very raw woody note that I will keep and play with (blend of cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver), but I am not that crazy about the aromatic minty note… so, if it’s alright with you, I want to use only the raw woody part of this fragrance.
I completely agree that we need to find something else to give depth, richness and more signature to the combination of these two fragrances to make our collaboration a master piece.
I am ready to concoct your perfume now, so let me know if you feel comfortable with the direction that I am thinking about.
My letter back to him will be up shortly!