Wednesday May 14, 2014 / Introducing ATTACHE-MOI 55 at the boutique NOSE in Paris
Friday April 25, 2014 / the making of samples
April 2014 / ATTACHE-MOI 55 is shortlisted for the Fragrance Foundation Awards 2014 in the category Perfume Extraordinaire
This scent makes me think of being at home. There was a room in the house in Maryland where I grew up. It was located in between the house and the backyard and we would dry off there when we came in from the pool, or when our feet were wet from rain. It had a particular smell — damp and muggy. Maryland has distinct seasons, it ranges from hot and humid in the summer, to snowy and cold in wintertime.
Also, later I used that room as my first studio, when I still lived with my parents. It was really small, more like a closet. It had no windows but there was a door to the outside and when I left it open, the smell from the backyard would float in.
The garden wasn’t really big but it was nice and I knew every part of it. All the trees — some pines, but deciduous trees too — had been there forever. And this perfume here reminds me more of the latter. There were also flowers and bushes …
I remember spending a lot of time at home. The area where we lived is very suburban, very different from New York. You can’t walk to the store; you don’t see anybody in the street. So as a kid you just stay home. My parents both worked a lot and weren’t at the house most of the time. My mother did wear perfume, though. I can still see her getting dressed and going off to work. So her smell would leave with her when she left the house but then linger a while.
To me, this perfume is more linked to a place than to a person. There’s something very intimate about it, like a space someone else has been occupying. I could imagine that if a stranger fell asleep I would be able to smell him like this while he was sleeping. It smells warm.
I see a hazy light, like the sun falling through trees or into a smoky room. This scent doesn’t smell really smoky or heavy by itself but there is substance to it. It has a weight like a yellowish color within a shadow. Or like when you see smoke caught in the light and can see the volume of it.
DECEMBER 2013 / ATTACHE-MOI 55 is # 1 favorite fragrance at BARNEYS NEW YORK
July 2013 / ATTACHE-MOI new packaging imagined by Carlos Quintero
ATTACHE-MOI 55 devoted website designed by Erinn Springer and Mallory Brennan with music commissionned from Joseph DeCino
Musician Joseph DeCino discusses the melody he created for ATTACHE-MOI 55
June 2013 / first production
A real labour of love and work. Some stunning raw materials.