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An Interview with Clement Gavarry

clementvideo.jpgFor your enjoyment, here is an interview with Clement Gavarry, a short film by Miss Liz. Clement talks about his source of inspiration, his favorite perfume ingredient and the creation of his that makes him most proud. Personally, I had only one comment running through my head when I was watching the interview…so handsome, so young, so talented! Enjoy!

If you would like to ask Clement a question, please do so in the comments section. He will try to answer some of them in a future post. [by Marina]

An Interview with Laurent Le Guernec

laurentvideo.jpgHere’s a short film starring Laurent, describing a little bit about himself and the way he works.

For whatever reason, I had it in my head he’d be a little different. Not personality-wise really, but when I think of the perfumers working at the big three companies, I always picture them in long white lab coats with their names sewed on the breast… Maybe it’s human nature to mentally uniform people respective to their occupation? Gah, I dunno. And now that I think of it, it IS a little ridiculous to think they’re skulking about all day in work smocks.

Because I knew Laurent and Clement had collaborated on Ms. Parker’s Lovely, I imagined them working together a little like this. Which I suppose would make Marina and I into the Lenny and Squiggy of my loopy scheme, sadly enough.

I clearly haven’t a clue.

So, anyhow… enjoy the interview! If you wish to ask Laurent some brief questions of your own, please leave them in the comments for this post, and he will try to answer some of them in future post.

Nobi, our blogging emcee and the mad genius behind this project, is currently unavailable for the rest of the month. He’s vacationing in a technology-deprived area, like the desert, or the Amish countryside, or my mom’s house (same rotary dial phone for 40 years), and won’t be able to check in here. However, Marina and I will check in as often as we can, and will try to keep house well! [by Katie]

Thursday, August 3, 2006, 6:27 PM.

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Clement Gavarry at his lab…

Quiz: There’s a CD player on the desk… what kind of music does Clement listen to most? Select a genre from below and answer in the comment thread.
Alternative, Blues, Chanson, Classical, Country, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Latin, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock
The quiz will close when someone answers correctly. The prize will be a scent that’s not on the market.

Prize

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Last Friday I received 3 new mods from Laurent for Katie. They came along with 2 fantastic scents which were not on the market. I had asked Laurent if he could share some of his “secrets” with the winners of the quizzes at Made by Blog, and he was gracious enough not only to agree to it but included one of his best kept secrets.
These two scents make me realize again how great a perfumer Laurent is. [by Nobi]

And the two perfumers are…

The perfumer on the left is the international man of mystery Thierry Wasser. Like Jacques Cavallier he is better known in Japan than in the US. Check out more portraits of Thierry at albertdelamour.com (choose ‘Portraits’ from the left nav bar). The perfumer on the right is Richard Herpin, a very nice guy who always attracts beautiful women.

Artureef, Shifts, please contact Made by Blog (madebyblog at gmail.com) with your mailing address. You will receive a scent which is not on the market.

Quiz 2

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If you can name these two perfumers….
… you will win a prize (undecided).

Perfumer on left: Francis Kurkdjian, Thierry Wasser, or Laurent Bruyere
Perfumer on right: Harry Fremont, Olivier Polge, or Richard Herpin