I think it was an advantage not being a nose," [...] "The perfumer told me those two ingredients [incense and lavender] hadn't ever been used together, but that he would try. He did, and they smell wonderful. But if I had been a nose, maybe I wouldn't have even tried to put them together."[The result is] "fresh, yet sophisticated," "It's very Parisian, and even more specifically, very Saint-Germain-des-Prés."....
Note: Nathalie Rykiel is commenting on Belle en Rykiel, their new perfume, for WWD. Note also that those two ingredients actually have been used together before in a perfume by Serge Lutens, called precisely Encens et Lavande.
Belle en Rykiel will be available in the US from August, exclusively at Nordstrom until the end of the year.
Photo is from phengels.club.fr